Thursday, December 11, 2008
This vegetable, also called Mak Choi in Hong Kong, produces fragrant leaves which are very popular in Hong Kong and Southern China. The Chinese love the distinctive flavor.
It is used for salad and stir-fry, and the leaves can be harvested at any stage.
As it is highly adaptable to various conditions, it is suitable for growing all year round in subtropical and mild climate areas, and I am finding it is especially suited to my grow room conditions.
It does, however, require a bit more space than conventional leaf lettuce.
And again, you are not likely to find it available from your local produce dealer