How to Grow Asian Greens Seeds

Grow your favorite Asian greens right in your home garden with this step-by-step guide. From the milder taste of pak choi to the peppery mustard greens, Asian vegetables are ready to be picked again and again within a month of sowing.

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Asian Greens Planted in Boxes DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Grow Asian greens in full sun or part shade with an even amount of light. Use rich compost and keep the soil moist. Spring is the best time to grow these plants before the weather gets hot. The seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks and the leaves are ready to pick within 30 days. This project takes four weeks to complete.

Materials Needed:

  • couple of boxes
  • garbage bags
  • gravel
  • potting soil
  • Asian greens seeds of choice
  • watering can
  • clear polyethylene bag

1. Prepare boxes for planting.

Ask an adult to prepare a couple of boxes by putting in a garbage bag and punching holes through the bag and the base. Fill the boxes with a little gravel for drainage and then potting soil, leaving a space at the top. Moisten the soil.

Container Gardening With Trash BagsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2. Make room for seeds.

Use a finger to make a 1/2-inch-deep trench across the box. This could be in a looped shape or in straight lines.

Make Trenches in Soil for Planting SeedsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

3. Sow the seeds thinly into the trench.

Use a sprinkler watering can to water without disturbing the seeds. Cover the box with a clear polyethylene bag during germination.

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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books


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