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Cabbage

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Mustard greens (Brassica juncea)   Edit Report inappropriate crop

Chinese, Japanese or leafy mustard is a very quick-growing leaf which gives a wonderful mustardy edge to stir-fries and salads. Ideal as a catch crop; either pick leaves when young and less strongly flavoured on a cut and come again basis or wait for the plants to mature.

Likes and dislikes
Soil
Stonyok
Lightok
Loamyprefer
Heavyok
pH6.5 - 7.0
Manure
Previous cropok
Previous autumnok
Before plantingprefer
Position
Full sunprefer
Partial shadeok
Shadedislike
Exposure
Openok
Shelteredprefer

Seed

sow outdoors sow outdoors

Between plants: 20cm
Between rows: 30cm

Sow seeds 1cm deep and about 10cm apart in drills 30cm apart. Thin to 20cm between plants when large enough to handle.


harvest harvest

Harvest from two weeks after sowing for a cut and come again crop of wait 6-10 weeks for it to mature.


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