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Mizuna Seedlings -  from Organic Certified Seeds

Mizuna (Brassica rapa var. nipposinica) is a leafy green vegetable that is commonly used in salads and stir-fries. Here are some characteristics and growing information for Mizuna:


· Appearance: Mizuna has feathery, serrated leaves that are green and elongated, resembling a slightly frilly form of mustard greens.

· Flavor: It has a mild, peppery flavor with a hint of mustard, making it a popular choice for adding a zesty kick to dishes.

· Growth Habit: Mizuna typically forms loose rosettes of leaves and can reach a height of about 12-18 inches (30-45 cm).

· Nutritional Content: Mizuna is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like iron and calcium.

Growing Methods:

· Soil: Mizuna prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.

· Sowing Seeds: Mizuna can be directly sown in the garden or started indoors and transplanted. Sow seeds about 1/4 inch deep.

· Spacing: Plant Mizuna seeds or seedlings about 6-12 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation.

· Germination and Growth: Mizuna seeds typically germinate within 7-14 days. The plants grow rapidly and can be ready for harvest in as little as 3-4 weeks.

Ideal Temperatures and Climate:

· Temperature: Mizuna prefers cool temperatures for optimal growth. It thrives in temperatures between 50-70°F (10-21°C).

· Climate: It is well-suited for both spring and fall cultivation. In hot climates, it may bolt to seed more quickly, so providing shade or growing it in cooler seasons is advisable.

Harvesting Period:

· Baby Greens: Mizuna can be harvested as baby greens when the leaves are small, usually 2-3 inches long. This can be done as early as 3 weeks after planting.

· Mature Leaves: For larger, mature leaves, wait until the plant reaches about 8-12 inches in height. Harvest by cutting the outer leaves, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing.

Watering Preferences:

· Consistent Moisture: Mizuna prefers consistently moist soil. Water regularly, especially during dry periods, to ensure the soil remains evenly moist but not waterlogged.

· Mulching: Mulching around the plants can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Light Preferences:

· Sunlight: Mizuna prefers partial shade to full sun. In hot climates, providing some afternoon shade can prevent the plant from bolting too quickly.

· Indoor Growing: Mizuna can be grown indoors under fluorescent lights or near a sunny window, but it may not reach its full size without sufficient natural sunlight.

By following these guidelines, you can successfully grow Mizuna and enjoy its fresh, flavorful leaves in various culinary dishes

Mizuna Seedlings - from Organic Certified Seeds

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