Growing Mizuna, also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna

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

(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 10°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 15 - 20 cm apart
  • Harvest in 35-50 days.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Radish, lettuce
  • 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

17 Jan 20, colleen (USA - Zone 10b climate)
My mizuna is getting old and scraggly and has formed a big root like a rough turnip. I was going to pull the mizuna soon. Is the root worth eating?
12 May 17, thami (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
what the health benefits of eating the mizuna and does it retain nutrients in the soil or help the soil in any how??
15 May 17, (Australia - temperate climate)
Mizuna is high in vitamin C, folate and iron and contains a good supply of anti-oxidants. I don't know of any benefits to the soil other than help break up soil, which all plants do, and adding bulk by digging in the trash.
10 Jan 16, Vera Turnbull (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Wgere can I get seeds or plants of Mizuna or Mibuna please?
20 Feb 18, ngoc (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
try Nickys Nursery for large range of oriental veg. If you only want small amount try they have seed packets starting just 50 pence
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.
28 Apr 15, Dave (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I bought a mix of asian sprouting seeds from bunnings. Didnt have much luck with one the packs sprouting and when I pulled an old plant out of a box I saw the seeds and thought I'd drop them into the soil. 4 days later there all coming up.
01 Jun 14, GB (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Ok, a silly question … when I harvest this, is it best to cut it or pull it out?
03 Apr 14, Trevor mills (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
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
25 Mar 11, Scott (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi There Why not just buy a 30kg bag of potting mix, then make a number of holes in it and plant the Mizuna seedling strait in?
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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.

- Richard

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