As you can see from the four-petaled cross-shaped (crucifer) flowers, mizuna is a
member of the Brassica family.
The leaves have a toothed margin, like dandelions. They have a peppery or mustard-like
taste and can be used in salads and stir fries or steamed or boiled like spinach.
We’re going to have to clear them from the bed in the greenhouse soon to make way
for tomatoes so I’d like to try using up what’s left in soup.
Seed-pods are developing on some of the mizuna plants, perhaps it would be worth
saving some of the seed.
This little greenhouse crop of mizuna reminds me of our holiday last year in the
Isle of Man. I bought a Grow Your Own magazine from the Spar shop in the village
which had a packet of seeds as a giveaway on the cover.
I gave the greenhouse a spring-clean today, brushing and squeegee-ing away the patches
of green algae on the glass.