Hanakan is a super variety: tender green stems and dark green leaves. Its compact habit makes it a good choice for cutting as a whole head mini veg with the bonus of the plant being able to resprout to give you even more cuttings of these sweet flavoured greens – versatile for salads or for cooking. Price for 50 seeds £0.50
SOW: best sown June to August, later sowings will need protection as the weather cools. You can sow in modules and plant out when young (ideal if sowing in succession), or sow in situ and use the thinnings in salads or replant
GROW: space 15-20cm apart. Keep the roots moist as drought can trigger flowering. Hanakan will give you delicious whole head mini veg and, if cut 2cm above the ground, Hanakan will resprout to give you even more, sweet, tasty greens.
EAT: whole heads can be braised. You can also slice them for salad and stir fry use or for adding to soups and stews.