Tatsoi, or Chinese Flat Cabbage, has deep green spoon-shaped leaves with a rich, healthy flavour. Eaten young in salads, or steamed when older, harvest continually from 6 weeks.
Greens in the cabbage family need rich soil with some lime for a pH of about 7.5 and adequate water so the growth is never checked. A good cover of mulch will insulate them from hot, dry spells of weather. Their most damaging pest are the caterpillars of the white cabbage butterfly. Dipel, derris dust and pyrethrum are all effective organic controls for these voracious pests.