Sunday, September 12, 2010

To differentiate sprouted Asian leaf vegetable (brassica)

Asian leaf vegetable seeds sowed outside in end of August has sprouted nicely with germination rate almost 100%. Before the first true leaves develop, the leaves shapes look similar between the Asian leaf vegetable (brassica) family. I would have trouble identifying which is which without labels. 

Mustard Spinach @ Komatsuna (小松菜):

DSC08708Wong Bok (白菜):


Choy sum :


Cabbage ‘Red Choi’ F1 hybrid ~ The red hue will help to identify this veggie apart from the same close family:

DSC08701  Hon tsai tai @ Purple flower choy sum ~ The purple stem will help to differentiate it from other close relatives:


Seed propagation:

  • Evening sun sunflower (home save seed)
  • Sunflower Mammoth (Eden seed)
  • Pumpkin Golden Nugget (Eden seed)
  • Sweetcorn Early Gem (Eden seed)
  • Snake bean (home save seed)
  • Okra ‘ Clemson Spineless’ (home save seed)


One said...

They look like cute tiny butterflies to me. :) Actually the first 2 leaves are not considered true leaves. That's why many of them look similar. The next 2 leaves should be different. So did the white eggs hatched?

rainfield61 said...

Oh! Miss the Raya wish to you.

Selamat Hari Raya...

Ellie said...

Wow, those sure are exotic vegetables! I'm quite envious. I get only get mizuna where I live (Netherlands). I love it, especially as it grows very early in the year (before any other vegetable).

Thank you for visiting my blog in August. I grow dahlia's from tuber. They are readily available here - in all the colors of the rainbow.

takaeko said...


At last we can feel the end of hot summer this week!
That can allow us to start preparation of autumn-winter vegetables.

Tracy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your garden looks lovely. Your traditional feast sounded delicious too.

Stephanie said...

Hey you are right! They all look the same. Yup labelling is the best policy to follow :-D Btw, that's a lot of vege you would be growing. Hope they will continue to flourish well for you.

Malar said...

Wow that's a lot of vege! Anyway Selamat Hari Raya!

kitchen flavours said...

Selamat Hari Raya! Did you make any nasi himpit or ketupat with rendang? Glad to see that the plants are sprouting healthily.

Yuzie Amir said...

Hai.. i wonder what do you put on top of the soil..mcm wood chunk jer.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Hi Yuzie, I use potting mix but I think it is mix with compost material as well thats why we find some wood chunk mix in the potting mix. Selamat Hari Raya.