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Growing Mizuna, also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    P                  

(Best months for growing Mizuna in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 - 8 inches apart
  • Harvest in 35-50 days.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Radish, lettuce
  • Mizuna leaf
    Mizuna leaf

Mizuna and Mibuna are both grown for their leaves. Fast growing plants which have a mild mustardy flavour when young.

Tolerates light shade. Tends to bolt in hotter weather. Grows well in pots and containers - keep mulched and well-watered.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Mizuna

Leaves used raw, stir-fried, in soups. Young flowering stems can be cooked like broccoli.

Your comments and tips

10 Jan 16, Vera Turnbull (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Wgere can I get seeds or plants of Mizuna or Mibuna please?
27 Mar 16, Richard (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
I have had good results with Kings Seeds (our allotment supplier) for the last couple of years. In January I start this in a piece of gutter hanging in the greenhouse with short leaves ready in March.

Tell you one thing i wish coles and wollies would call it mizuna but they call it some other yuppie name . I have groown it from seed fromm forster to brisbane goes great in salads and let a few go to seed , very small but plenty . They have in prepacked salads but won,t change the name on the pachageing , Thanks Trevor

- Trevor mills

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