Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Last month we were invited to share some info about herbs. Here are links to ANC's Green Living and GMA's Good News.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ashitaba part 3

The plants are growing really fast. These photos were taken January 9, 2015. Another batch of salad greens were planted beside them to use up space. 

We've also planted some Ashitaba seedlings on pots. Can you guess which ones are growing faster? Watch out for the next post.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ashitaba part 2

This is how we propagate our Ashitaba seeds.

These are Ashitaba seeds. We usually plant them with the flat (lighter color) side facing the soil. Do not bury the seeds or put too much soil over them or they will not sprout. Just put them on top of the soil and gently push them with your finger. Dont forget to moisten them with water through a mister everyday.

Several weeks later (in my case 2 weeks), the seeds will sprout. Not all seeds sprout the same day. Some of our seeds even took 5 weeks to sprout.

False leaves will appear after a few more days. Continue watering them as needed.

After a few days, true leaves will start to appear. It's time to put them in a bigger pot when the leaves are about a centimeter in diameter or bigger. 

We hope you learned something from this post. If you have more questions or want to learn more about Ashitaba please leave us a message at the comment section.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ashitaba part 1

Lately we've been planting some Ashitaba (Angelica Keiskei) in our garden. We got these seedlings around November 2014. We immediately planted some directly in the soil and some in big pots. Here are some pictures:

They suggest that the distance between plants should be around one meter. We decided to plant lettuces and other vegetables in between while the Ashitaba seedlings are still small. 

More pictures and details to come...