VEGETABLE SEEDS: Spinach Mustard or Tatsoi
Brassica rapa rosularis
Spinach mustard forms compact rosettes of emerald green leaves. Direct seed Brassicas as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow seed sparingly 1.25 cm (1/2 in) deep. Succession plant every 3 weeks until mid-August for a continual harvest throughout the season. 30 - 40 days to maturity. Spring plantings are quick to bolt, but late summer plantings will remain in a state of suspended animation into November under a cold frame or similar structure. Easy to save seed from, in which case allow a few spring plants to bolt. Pick when seed pods are dry. Thresh and winnow. Excellent fresh or sautéed lightly with a little crushed garlic and onion of some form.