Mizuna is a brassica from the Orient and works great in ethnic recipes. It is easy to grow, easy to prepare, tasty, and also healthy. The thin, white petioles (leaf stems) with little leaves can be chopped for salads or briefly steamed. It is low in calories, but rich in vitamins and minerals. Its hallmarks are easy of use and superb nutrition.
Sow from April to August directly into the field or in seedling trays. Transplant young plants at a distance of 40 ✕ 40 cm. Harvest spans from June to October. Some plants withstand winter in the field.