Also known as Shiso, the vibrant green leaves are used to flavour Japanese cuisine. Delicate mint and basil flavours combine beautifully with fish, noodle and rice dishes. It also gives a fresh lift to salads.
Perilla seeds can take 7-21 days to germinate when the soil is between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius. They also require light for germination, so they are best sown on top of the soil and watered in. Covering with soil will prevent light from reaching the seeds and prevent them from germinating.