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Perilla (Shiso), Jeok Ssam Ip

Perilla (Shiso), Jeok Ssam Ip

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You will get 500mg seeds of Perilla (Shiso), Jeok Ssam Ip for planting.

Perilla (Shiso), Jeok Ssam Ip is a delightful herb that is easy to grow and maintain. It is a member of the mint family, and its Latin name is Perilla frutescens var. crispa. This herb has a variety of culinary uses and is popular in Asian cuisine. Its leaves are dark green with a distinctive flavor that can range from sweet to spicy.

Perilla plants prefer full sun and moist, well-drained soil. They should be planted in early spring, when the soil temperature reaches 60°F (16°C). Seeds should be planted at a depth of 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) and spaced 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) apart. Water regularly to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

To ensure healthy growth, add aged compost or other organic matter to the soil before planting. Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture in the soil and keep weeds at bay. Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer once a month during the growing season for best results.

Perilla plants are relatively low maintenance, but they do require regular pruning to keep them from becoming too large or leggy. Prune back stems by up to one third their length after flowering to encourage bushier growth and more flowers or leaves for harvesting.

Harvest leaves when they are young and tender for best flavor. Leaves can be used fresh or dried for later use. The seeds can also be harvested for culinary use or replanting next season.

Perilla (Shiso), Jeok Ssam Ip is an attractive herb that adds flavor and texture to many dishes. With proper care, it will thrive in most gardens and provide years of enjoyment!

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