It is mainly grows as an annual plant. The plant grows in a rosette with fringed or deeply serrated leaves. There are green and purple-leafed varieties.
Common name(s): Japanese mustard greens, spider mustard
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Approximately after 40 days of sowing
Max reacahble height: Up to 22cm
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow
Planting and care
You can sow them directly into the soil, where they are to grow, in short rows once the previous row has germinated, from March to August. Acclimatize slowly to outdoor conditions. Thin to 5cm apart. Sow plants 30 to 40cm apart for harvesting at maturity. Row spacing at about 23cm.
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Soil: Well-drained, sandy or loamy soil
Temperature: 15 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.
Caring for Mizuna Green
Keep cutting regularly to produce a continuous crop of small young leaves.
Look for beetles, aphids, slugs.
Apply insecticide if the plant gets affected.
Water well, before the onset of drought.
It can be harvested within 3 to 5 weeks of sowing.
Typical uses of Mizuna Green
Special features: It can be grown in space.
Culinary use: It is more popular in Japan. It is fantastic salad filler. Flowers also edible.
Ornamental use: It can be grown as an ornamental plant for its attractive foliage and flowers.