Mizuna Salad Green
A slender leafed and mild-flavoured salad green. Will re-grow when cut. Approx. 1000 seeds/pkg.
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Sow seed in early spring, covering lightly with 1⁄8 inches of soil. Prefers a cool soil temperature for germination (4-13 degrees C). Sow thinly, 1 inch apart in rows or bands 3 inches apart. Plant every 2-3 weeks to ensure a constant supply.
Use an area with full sun to partial shade and soil pH of 6.0-7.0. Arugula will grow well in any rich garden soil.
Begin cutting leaves at 2 inches tall. Flowers are edible as well.
Pests & Diseases:
Flea beetles. Use row covers or interplant with taller companion vegetables to shelter or hide plants.
Bush bean, beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach.
Sow seeds in a shallow tray of potting mix and cover lightly. About 8 to 9 grams of seed should be enough for an 11 inch x 21 inch tray. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Seedlings should be grown in full light to keep them from stretching.
Once seedlings have 1 –2 true leaves they are ready for harvest. This can range from 10-20 days depending on the growing conditions and the type of micro green. To harvest cut the seedlings off just above ground level with a sharp knife or scissors. The plants will not regrow, so discard the left over soil and start a new batch.
Damping off can be a problem with microgreens. Be sure and use fresh potting mix with each batch, do not over water and allow air to circulate around the seedlings.