What are the pros? Nutrition, flavor, pretty
What are the cons? unknown bug eats it; neem good
These germinated in February but died when weather turned a little colder. Replanted later in the year and had one survivor. Later, I read that in a pot, it's good to plant several (5-6) near to each other so you can harvest often. More seeds have been purchased to try it. In the meantime, I have one roughly 3-foot-tall plant that has only one lower diagonal branch so far with signs that it will branch out higher up eventually. For now, it's mainly growing vertically. I don't harvest much off of this plant (usually just cut the tips off for sampling; so far, only one vertical cut to encourage branching). Most of the leaves have little flavor and are a bit thick/chewy, but after the plant matured some, I sampled a few leaves that tasted more like mustard leaf (nice flavor) or watercress. A neighbor from India said that even though the plant is not known for excellent flavor, it is consumed for the nutritional value and added to many dishes.
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