Learn how to grow Mizuna with our easy guide. This cold-weather green has a mild taste for delicious salads, soups, sauces and more!
What soil is good for Mizuna?
Rich, moisture retentive soil with plenty of compost mixed in.
How much sun does Mizuna need?
Full sun to part sun in cooler climates. Part sun to part shade hot climates.
Is Mizuna frost tolerant?
How much space does Mizuna need?
Roughly 25cm apart
When should I plant Mizuna?
Mizuna is a cool season crop which is generally planted in autumn and spring. Seeds can germinate with soil temperatures as low as 4°C (40°F) although they do prefer slightly warmer temperatures.
If transplanting, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.
What do I feed Mizuna?
Not a heavy feeder, a light application of organic fertiliser throughout the season is sufficient.
When can I harvest Mizuna?
Harvest as required. It is preferable to harvest Mizuna in the morning when leaves are cool, this is when they taste their best. Leaves will also store longer in the refrigerator when harvested in the morning. Trim off the larger outer leaves for a continuous harvest throughout the season.
What pests does Mizuna get?
Aphids, Flea Beetles, Slugs, Snails, Whitefly
What diseases does Mizuna get?
Generally disease free