Seeds - Art Pack - Tatsoi, Rainbow (Organic)
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Description: A colourful Tatsoi that heralds from right here in Canada, bred by Dan Brisebois of Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm near Montreal. The dark green leaves of this gorgeous tatsoi are splashed with purple, red and pink; and the stems are pink. The mild flavour of the leaves is ideal for salads but can also be craised and sautéed.
Kate Anderson lives on a small farm, so her art celebrates the intimate connection we all have to the land we live on. Working in mixed media and textured layers, she hopes to inspire people to become caretakers of the planet.
Pack Size: 200 seeds
Latin Name: Brassica rapa var. narinosa
Main Uses: Leafy salad green.
Days to Maturity: 21 days to baby size/ 45 days to full size
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 20 - 30 cm (8 - 12 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 days at 15 - 20°C.
Sowing: Indoors 2 - 3 weeks before last frost. Outdoors, direct seed once risk of frost has passed. Plant every two weeks for continual harvest. Try growing indoors over the winter!
Planting depth: 1/4"
Harvesting: For baby greens, harvest early (20 days). Cut often, as the leaves will regrow quickly. For mature leaves, harvest at 45 days.
Growing in Containers: Grows very well in larger containers and raised beds.
Fertilizing (Containers): Add up to 25% quality compost to your potting mix. This plant loves a higher nitrogen fertilizer - diluted fish fertilizer is an excellent organic choice, applied weekly.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Well suited for larger mixed planters. Think square foot gardening!
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed recently amended with quality compost. Feed weekly with a higher nitrogen organic fertilizer.
Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, the water deeply as conditions require.
Suitability for Indoors: Can be grown indoors, provided strong daylight
Exposure: Sunniest window.
What about Grow Lights? Grow lights will improve indoor growth.