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Updated: 06/18/2014 12:22:27AM

Grow an Asian experience

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Asian greens are ideal for growing in our winter climate. Tah-tsai with dark green spoon shaped leaves resembles spinach. Joi Choi and Michihili or Napa is delicious either raw or cooked, enjoy them in healthy salads or delicious stir-frys.

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Cool weather heralds the season for growing ‘greens’ in central Florida. ‘Greens’ to the southerner usually means collards, but ‘greens’ to the vegetable connoisseur encompasses an entire palette of color, texture and flavor from delicate salad greens to robust cooking greens. Asian greens are gaining in popularity in home gardens. If you haven’t tried growing oriental greens, give them a place in your garden.

Greens grow well even in locations that only get a few hours of sunlight. Their fertilizer needs are relatively low also; if you’ve grown other crops there probably are enough nutrients remaining in the soil to produce a crop of greens. Some compost to help hold moisture will be beneficial.

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