"Asian Leafy Greens" Seed Collection

5 packets of seed

$6.25
Sold Out

  • Contains 5 packets of seed

Calculate Shipping

Description

'"Asian Leafy Greens" Seed Collection' seeds

  • Contains 5 packets of seed

The "Asian Leafy Greens" Seed Collection contains 5 individual packets of seed. (A list and pictures of included varieties is below. Click on an image for more detailed information.) A selection of five different leaf vegetables commonly used in Asian cooking; a diverse range of different flavours and leaf types. Perfect for a variety of uses including salads, stir fries and steamed vegetables. Please note: The contents of this seed collection may vary slightly from time to time depending on the availability of individual varieties. The appearance of this product may also vary from time to time; the product photo above should be used as a guide only.

Product code: 00-01

Contains

  • 1 x Mizuna (Brassica juncea var. japonica)

    Serrated green leaves have a mild but spicy flavour. Can be used fresh as a salad green or cooked as a leaf vegetable. Good in stir-fries and soups. Will tolerate wet and cold conditions. Sometimes called "Japanese mustard".

    Good for microgreens and baby leaf production. 

    Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
    Plant Height:
    Position: Part or full sun, moist soil

  • 1 x Garland- Serrate Leaf (Glebionis coronaria)

    Annual growing to 80cm. Upright bushy habit with dark green serrated leaves that can be eaten raw or cooked. Strong flavour that is good in soups and stir-fry's. Fast growing and heavy producing. Also known as "Chop Suey Greens" and "Shungiku". Serrated-leaf varieties have a stronger flavour than round-leaf varieties.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
    Plant Height: 80cm
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

  • 1 x Tatsoi (Brassica rapa rosularis)

    Very popular Asian variety. Plants form low growing(10cm) rosettes of dark green glossy leaves with pale green/white stems. Leaves have a mild mustard flavour that is commonly used fresh as a salad green or cooked as a vegetable in stir fries and soups. Is a very popular variety for baby leaf production and produces in around 21 days. Very cold tolerant. Also known as Rosette Pak Choi.

    Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
    Plant Height: 10cm
    Position: Part or full sun, well drained soil

  • 1 x Mibuna (Brassica rapa japonica)

    Plants form dense clumps of fine white or pale green stalks with spoon shaped green leaves that have a mild mustard like flavour. Leaves are most commonly used as a salad green but are also excellent pickled or cooked in stir fries, soups and rice dishes. Fast growing. Cold tolerant. Good for microgreens. Good for baby leaf production; ready in around 25 days.

    Life Cycle: Frost hardy Annual
    Plant Height: 35cm
    Position: Part or full sun, moist soil

  • 1 x Choi San (Brassica chinensis)

    Asian vegetable grown for its long stalks, small yellow flowers and thick green leaves. Unique flavour. Most commonly used in soups, stir fries and as a steamed vegetable. Harvest whole plant when it begins to bolt. Choi San is also known as Tsai Hsin and is a variety of Choi Sum(syn. Choy Sum).

    Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
    Plant Height:
    Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

How To Grow

Planting Kale

A highly nutritious green, garlic, beets, celery, cucumber, onions and herbs such as sage, dill and camomile. Due to kale being a part of the pest-prone cabbage family, it shouldn’t be planted alongside tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberry, mustard, climbing beans and basil. A highly nutritious green, garlic, beets, celery, cucumber, onions and herbs such as sage, dill and camomile. Due to kale being a part of the pest-prone cabbage family, it shouldn’t be planted alongside tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberry, mustard, climbing beans and basil.A highly nutritious green, garlic, beets, celery, cucumber, onions and herbs such as sage, dill and camomile. Due to kale being a part of the pest-prone cabbage family, it shouldn’t be planted alongside tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberry, mustard, climbing beans and basil.

A good tip is to rotate planting kale with other crops, as it will help to avoid developing a clubroot infection.

You should aim to plant kale so that it matures and is ready to pick while the weather is still cold. This means that in northern Australian locations, you could plant in early July whereas in southern regions, you could plant as late as September. You should aim to plant kale so that it matures and is ready to pick while the weather is still cold. This means that in northern Australian locations, you could plant in early July whereas in southern regions, you could plant as late as September.You should aim to plant kale so that it matures and is ready to pick while the weather is still cold. This means that in northern Australian locations, you could plant in early July whereas in southern regions, you could plant as late as September.

Harvesting Kale

Kale is a biennial, so you can harvest it in winter and you will also see a late spurt of growth in spring before the plant goes to seed.

The flavour of kale is actually improved by frosty conditions. Treat your kale to a few freezing nights and it will help transform its starches into natural sugars.

Young kale leaves can be harvested quite early on. However when the plant ages, it will produce a larger batch of older leaves that you can harvest from the outside of the plant. Pluck individual leaves and avoid cutting developing buds at the centre of the plant.Young kale leaves can be harvested quite early on. However when the plant ages, it will produce a larger batch of older leaves that you can harvest from the outside of the plant. Pluck individual leaves and avoid cutting developing buds at the centre of the plant.Young kale leaves can be harvested quite early on. However when the plant ages, it will produce a larger batch of older leaves that you can harvest from the outside of the plant. Pluck individual leaves and avoid cutting developing buds at the centre of the plant.Young kale leaves can be harvested quite early on. However when the plant ages, it will produce a larger batch of older leaves that you can harvest from the outside of the plant. Pluck individual leaves and avoid cutting developing buds at the centre of the plant.

Care & Maintenance of Kale

Mulching is essential when growing kale. The roots grow at a shallow depth only inches below the ground surface, so it’s important to keep the soil cool. Use a combination of grass clippings, clean straw and a good seaweed mulch or treatment to help improve your yield.

Kale is often attacked by bugs and pests, especially the cabbage moth. To reduce their impact, plant kale in season, keep it well watered and plant it near some companion plants such as coriander and marigolds.Kale is often attacked by bugs and pests, especially the cabbage moth. To reduce their impact, plant kale in season, keep it well watered and plant it near some companion plants such as coriander and marigolds.Kale is often attacked by bugs and pests, especially the cabbage moth. To reduce their impact, plant kale in season, keep it well watered and plant it near some companion plants such as coriander and marigolds.Kale is often attacked by bugs and pests, especially the cabbage moth. To reduce their impact, plant kale in season, keep it well watered and plant it near some companion plants such as coriander and marigolds.

Shipping

We deliver Australia wide.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

Shipping cost is calculated using all the items in your shopping cart and your delivery postcode. The table below outlines the delivery options and costs.

Order dispatch time is currently 3-5 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Order contains: Delivery options: Delivery cost per order
    VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS, SA, NT WA
Small seed packets ONLY - Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20 $5
Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $6.99
Express Delivery $15.00
     

BULK seed, garden supplies, tools, or accessories -

Parcel Delivery

Capped rate of $6.99

Express Delivery

Starting from $15.00
(Calculated by weight)
     
Live Plants - Live plants Capped rate of $10.00

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

Ratings & Reviews

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other The Seed Collection Pty Ltd users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write A Review