Whether its soil or liquid based, this mizuna is easy to grow and quick to harvest. It is very delicious to eat as salads or cooked.
The variety that we grew at home is call Beni Houshi, a purple stem mizuna that is very popular in Japanese restaurants.
Added to salads, the purple hue of its stalk adds color and vibrancy as well as being high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant property found in blueberries.
These leaves are not bitter or wasabi sharp as common mizuna. The stalk tasted mildly sweet and is juicy. It is suitable for children. Both the leaves and stalks are edible.
Although slower in soil, the mature plant seem more robust with thicker stalk and bigger leaves than our liquid based plants of the same age.
In Kratky, the stalk and leaves are thinner,
than soil based plants.
Mizuna is a cut and grow plants, similar to Kale.
- In very wet medium, the seeds germinated overnight
- True Leaf showed within 3 days
Within a week, young seedlings have 2 cm length roots.
Without a doubt, this is an easy edible to grow for beginner gardeners.
While stock last, seeds are available for sale in SHOP !