Whether blanched, stir-fried or eaten raw, Asian greens are a wonderful mix to grow and throw into your cooking. They’re fast growing and can be grown almost all year round. Bok Choy, Gai Lan, Wong Bok, Choy Sum and Tatsoi are a few of the varieties you can grow.


How to grow asian greens in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot in your garden. 
  2. Loosen soil with a garden fork and dig in Yates Thrive Natural Blood Bone with Seaweed.  
  3. Sow seeds, lightly cover with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix, firm down water well. 
  4. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  5. Make successive sowings every few weeks to lengthen your harvesting window (and ensure a fresh supply!)

     


How to grow asian greens in a pot

  1. Choose a sunny spot in your garden. 
  2. Fill pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Sow seeds, lightly cover with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix, firm down and water well. 
  4. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.

Yates varieties


Growing tips

  • Sow directly into growing position in garden or pot as seedlings tend to bold when transplanted.
  • Continuous harvest promotes new growth.
  • Pick leaves from early stages

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New Zealand Yam

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Purple Yam

Purple Yams (AKA Ube) are one of the easiest and most productive plant tubers to cultivate. It makes amazing desserts, lending a vibrant purple hue to sweet treats like ube halaya.

Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.