Asian Greens - Growing and Seed Saving Information
PLANTING INFO: Seed depth: ¼”. For baby leaf- Seeding rate: ~60 seeds/ft in a 2-4”; Row spacing: 2/3” between bands. Harvest when leaves are ~3” tall by cutting 1” from ground or pick individual leaves for cut and come again. For full size- Seeding rate: ~12 seeds/ft; Plant spacing: thin to 6”; Row spacing: 18”.
CULTURAL INFO: Most Asian Greens are moderately hardy annuals and can be sown from early spring through midsummer. Asian greens are in the same family as mustards but tend to have a mild flavor and lack the spiciness that many mustards are known for. Asian greens include an assortment of species that can be grown for baby leaf or full size crops.
SEED SPECS: 12M seeds/oz. M=1,000
SEED SAVING INSTRUCTIONS Insect pollinated. Different varieties of the same species must be isolated by a ¼ mile from each other to prevent cross pollination. Physical barriers such as tree lines, woods or buildings may make shorter isolation distances possible. Allow plants to bolt and flower. Staking may be required. Harvest individual pods or stalks as they begin to dry. Seed can easily be lost due to shattering so harvest into bags or onto a tarp while they are still damp with dew in the morning. Use a 1/8" screen to help with cleaning. Seeds will remain viable for 5 years under cool and dry storage conditions.
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