Heirloom Vegetable 40 days This is an edible chrysanthemum! A juicy, tender Japanese green; broadleaved, serrated with white ribs. A vigourous grower that tolerates cool weather. Great for salads or stir fries. Grown as a vegetable in mild to hot weather. Sometimes this fascinating vegetable will flower in the summer. Flowers are as you might suspect yellow, daisy-like chrysanthemums!
How to Grow
450 seed/gram In a sunny area with well drained soil, sow seeds in successive crops every two weeks from April to late May and again from early September to early October as long as weather is cool. Sow seed 1.25 cm (1/2″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart in rows spaced 45 cm (18″) apart. Thin plants to 10 cm (4″) apart in the row. Light shade in summer is beneficial when temperatures get hot. Keep soil evenly moist for best growth. Harvest leaves and young stems when the plant is 10-15 cm (4-6″) tall.