Green Cholai :
- Prepare soil before sowing the seeds, by mixing Agro peat or Manure with soil (30:70), this will help in germination of seeds. If you are not able to find good quality Agro peat or manure, you may also use the available soil. Care needs to be taken to see that the soil is clean from any weed or insect.
- Successive sowings will provide greens over a long period.
- The leaves have a sweet, tangy flavour and are best cooked, raw leaves should not be eaten very often, as they are high in nitrates and oxalic acid.
- Well, there really isn’t much to it and seed is very fine.
- If you grow leaf ,you want a large number of plants because you will likely harvest the whole plant while it is still young.
- There is no point starting it in punnets.
- Thinly sprinkle the seed on the ground and rake it in.
- Like all fast growing leafy greens loves rich soil with steady moisture and a good supply of nutrients, especially nitrogen.
- But it isn’t as fussed as spinach or silverbeet would be and it is much harder.
- It can cope with heat and dry conditions a lot better than any other leafy green.
- Germination Rate : Min 70%.
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