The Asian Salad Kitchen Garden Salad Garden

| 5/12/2013 10:41:58 AM

Tags: Asian salad vegetables, Seed sources, Karen Newcomb,

The Asian Salad Kitchen Garden 

The most complicated ethnic vegetables to understand and get straight are the Asian varieties.  Thanks to Kitazawa Seed Co. of Oakland, California, I think I can guide you through the maze of Oriental vegetables.  I’d like to start small, using one themed garden at a time, so I’ll begin with an Asian Salad Kitchen Garden.  While an Asian salad may not include the same ingredients that a regular green salad has, you might enjoy trying something new.  You can also toss the Asian baby greens into your regular salad to add interest and taste.

Some, if not most, Asian vegetables are considered cool crops.  However, if you are growing the varieties for the baby leaf to toss into salads, they shouldn’t be affected too much in spring and into some summer.  Then too, you can always grow a winter Asian salad garden and instead of adding the greens to salads, use them in soups and stir-fries.

For a complete list of Asian vegetables and their sources visit  The Asian Kitchen Garden

CABBAGE (Loose head) 

Beka Santoh  25 days.  A loose-head type cabbage widely grown in Japan.  The leaves are light green, slightly serrated, and frilly white stalks are 8” tall.  Sow in spring.  Source:  KIT 

5/15/2013 12:35:55 AM

Karen, thanks again for an information filled post about growing and cooking. I really should branch out into more greens. I tried to prepare for growing cabbage and broccoli this year by starting my own seeds. The plants turned out great but the weather was so wet I couldn't get them planted and now we just had our first 100 degree day. Not the best for planting salad greens or cold weather crops. I guess I'll just have to try again in the fall. Have a great kitchen garden salad day.

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