Arctium lappa Greater Burdock, Love Leaves, Wu Shih, Asian vegetable seeds
Japanese root vegetable. Young roots can be eaten raw but older roots require cooking, roots best harvested under 60cm long. Young leaves and stalks and branches can be used raw or cooked. A delicate vegetable not unlike asparagus in flavour. The seeds can be sprouted and used like beansprouts. Best grown in partial shade in most soils. Sow seed in situ during autumn or spring, because of erratic germination best sown in trays optimum temp 20-25 deg C germination can be improved by pre soaking the seeds or by scarification. Plant out at 15cm apart 30cm between rows.