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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4. Watch for dry weather.

These plants need to be kept well watered. Otherwise, they will stop producing delicious leaves and put all their energy into bolting — flowering and producing seeds — to complete their life cycle before they die.

5. Maintain seedlings.

Once they appear, remove the cover and thin out so there’s about a 2 in (5 cm) gap between each plant. The thinnings can be eaten.

Thinning Seedlings Encourages Growth of PlantsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

6. Water plants well.

After 30 days, pick a few young leaves from each plant to encourage new growth.

Encouraging Plant GrowthEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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