Soil

What soil is good for Mizuna?

Rich, moisture retentive soil with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun does Mizuna need?

Full sun to part sun in cooler climates. Part sun to part shade hot climates.  

Frost Tolerant

Is Mizuna frost tolerant?

Yes

Spacing

How much space does Mizuna need?

Roughly 25cm apart 

Planting

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.  

Feeding

What do I feed Mizuna?

Not a heavy feeder, a light application of organic fertiliser throughout the season is sufficient. 

Harvesting

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.  

Pests

What pests does Mizuna get?

Aphids, Flea Beetles, Slugs, Snails, Whitefly

Diseases

What diseases does Mizuna get?

Generally disease free 


 

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