Japanese Mustard Spinach
Also known as
Komatsuna, Field Mustard, Turnip
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Japanese Mustard Spinach Overview
Brassica rapa is known by many common names including Japanese Mustard Spinach and Field Mustard. It is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant from the Brassicaceae family. Different plants derived from the species Brassica rapa are widely cultivated as a vegetable or oilseed crop plants. However this plant is considered an invasive weed in many locations, it can be harmful in cultivated field environments.
Common problems with Japanese Mustard Spinach
How to propagate Japanese Mustard Spinach
Special features of Japanese Mustard Spinach
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Japanese Mustard Spinach
Edible to Sow Under Cover in May
Successional sow small batches on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator, ready to plant out later in the month.
Grow these leafy greens in your windowsill over the winter months for quick and tasty micro leaves.