A versatile vegetable for salads or in cooking. Firm, upright heads of tightly packed leaves can also be steamed or used in a stir-fry. Leaves have a delicate flavour and are a rich source of vitamins C and iron.
Sow direct where they are to grow or in seed trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Cover lightly, firm down and keep moist. Thin out or transplant when about 5-6cm high.
Choose a sunny, well-drained position. Add Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Water regularly and apply Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food fortnightly. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.
Control leaf-eating grubs with a Yates caterpillar killer (Success or Dipel) or a Yates Vegetable Dust (Derris).