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Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:38 pm    Post subject: Anyone grown Mitsuba  Reply with quote    

(Japanese parsley)?

If so, any good? Are there problems with slugs'n'snails?


Peter.

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you mean Mitzuna? I grow it and like rocket it seems more slugs/snail resistant than lettuce, though I do fling a few pellets around the pots when the plants are small.


Ed. to say: Having actually Googled Mitsuba I realise I'm talking rubbish . Mitzuna is still worth a punt though, if you haven't grown it before.

Last edited by marigold on Fri Mar 11, 11 3:49 pm; edited 1 time in total

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://culinaryherbguide.com/types/mitsuba.htm
http://www.herbtable.com/mitzuna-52-p.asp

Look like different things to me?

marigold



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
http://culinaryherbguide.com/types/mitsuba.htm
http://www.herbtable.com/mitzuna-52-p.asp

Look like different things to me?


Yup - see my edit...

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I only grew mitsuba once, and it was no more affected by snails and slugs than ordinary parsley, i.e. they more or less left it alone. I didn't grow it again though because I didn't really like it.

Interestingly, for reasons that aren't immediately apparent to me, kintsai (Chinese celery) laughs off slugs in the way that ordinary celery doesn't.

Mizuna is a different plant, and its one of my very favourite salad plants. And snails love it. And flea beetles. And on one occasion I found a cat chewing on it.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The answer's still no from both of us though. We should just move quietly to one side at this point I think.

Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheers all,


Peter.

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blue Peter wrote:
Cheers all,


Peter.


No, but I will be this year as it was one of the things in my bumper seed swap package

Will let you know how it goes.

EV

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