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A fast growing, vigorous, leafy green edible plant that produces deep-green, serrated leaves with an interesting peppery flavour. It can be eaten on its own but works equally well when mixed with other salad leaves. A perfect salad that goes well together with parmesan and pine nuts. It can even be used as a substitute for basil when making pesto. Pick leaves as required.
Contains average 400 seeds.
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position. Sow thinly in rows 25cm (10in) apart. Cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. For a continuous crop sow every two to three weeks. For baby leaf no thinning is required. For mature plants thin to 10cm (4in) apart when large enough. Keep well-watered and fertilised. Harvest six to eight weeks after sowing. Pick individual leaves as required. Plants will regrow following three to four cuts.