OP A long standing favourite for us as this vigorous plant produces numerous green feathery leaves, which add a dynamic look and flavour to salads. Mild fresh taste and not at all pungent or spicy. The smaller leaves are great harvested for salads or add the larger leaves to stir-fries and soups. The Dutch add this green to mashed potatoes and it is often added to noodle dishes in Asian cooking. A very easy to grow plant with a long harvest, and great for container growing. A useful cool weather salad green, as plants do bolt in the summer heat. Annual, height to 50cm, frost hardy.
Sow in early spring and again in late summer early autumn for Autumn/Winter supply. Direct sow in rows 20cm apart or sow in trays and prick out to 4cm diagonal spacing when true leaves appear. Transplant at 20cm diagonal spacing into fertile soil.