Salad & Leafy Crops item created by Mark, Sep 16, 2015
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Never heard of Mibuna before. Sounds interesting. I use baby spinach a lot in green smoothies so this could be a great change.
It's hard to beat such a great green as spinach but mibuna is definitely worth growing I recommend it for sure!
It's probably best grown at the same time as spinach and other coolish climate crops but at the moment (mid-spring) my spinach is showing signs of going to seed and many of my other asian crops are doing the same even rocket however the mibuna is still producing nicely.
Thanks Mark, so it needs to be bought as a seed? Yeah my greens have gone to seed as well, did well with the bok choy
Kate you can find it at nurseries that sell seedlings and bunnings also in those asian seedling variety packs. Seeds are the cheapest way to buy of course but if you just wanted to try a plant first then perhaps buy it as seedling then collect the seeds off it that's what I do sometimes.
My best cooked leaf veg here is spoon choy, and for salad/sangers I use southern giant curled mustard greens. I have heaps of seed for purple choy, just didn't get any in yet. That one is similar to broccoli in texture.
My leaf lettuces are all mixed up, and come up everywhere, all year round now. Same as purple and yellow carrots.
Wong Bok just bolts, but I have heaps of seed now. If I ever get the timing right I may get some heads.
I have yellow and red silverbeet going to seed and Yellow Eckendorf mangel beets- they were BLOODY ENORMOUS!, but woody now.
Timing is the key to most of these green salad crops - dead of winter is best in the subtropics but even then I often get it wrong and see premature bolters everywhere lol
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