Oriental Brassica Salad – Bloody Mary
Oriental Salad – Bloody Mary has really bright red leaves with light green contrasting leaf stems.
Oriental brassicas are excellent from late summer onwards right through the winter if grown under protection. In spring they are very prone to fleabeetle attacks and are best avoided unless grown under a fleece.
Sow small amounts of Bloody Mary seeds every 3 weeks from late June until late September. Oriental brassica seeds can be sown directly into the ground or into modular trays (5 seeds per cell) and planted out 4 weeks after sowing.
Between rows: 25cm
Between plants in the row: 25cm (5 seedlings per station)
Approx. seed count: 200sds
Oriental salads such as Bloody Mary have become very fashionable in recent years. There is a massive range of different types with different colour texture and taste available. Most of them are in the brassica family with a few exceptions. Some of them are quite hot and spicy.
You can try growing them all year round, but Oriental Salad – Bloody Mary is at its best from late summer until winter as they are very hardy. The spring sowing tend to bolt very quickly.
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