[Market-farming] Re: Mizuna
kenbez at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 19 11:04:51 EDT 2003
Mizuna (especially the frilly variety that most folks grow in the spring and
summer) is the least-hardy myustard variety for the fall. There's a
thicker, less frilly version of mizuna -- "mibuna"? -- that FedCo used to
carry that holds up to frost better.
I've found tat soi to be the most cold hardy mustard -- the leaves are
tougher, and since it grows closer to the ground, it's easier to cover up.
Cilantro I've usually found to be hardy to 15 degrees. Younger cilantro
handles the cold better than older cilantro, so here in Missouri (zone 6b,
average first frost 10/15) we plant a batch of "older" cilantro on 9/15; we
harvest that crop in the fall, but its larger leaves get more damage during
the winter and we have to wait for fresh growth in the spring to harvest it
again. We plant a batch of "younger" cilantro 10/1, and with its smaller
leaves, it survives winter in much better shape.
southern Missouri, zone 6b
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