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Heidi Strawn
February 4, 2011

Size: About 12 inches tall

Sunlight requirements: Partial shade

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Water requirements: Keep soil moist

Soil requirements: Moist, fertile soil, enriched before planting, with pH level between 6.5 and 7.5

When to plant: Spring

Where to plant: A site that’s protected from strong winds and heat

When to harvest: Cut stems 6 inches long before flower buds open

Produce storage: Place unwashed shoots in plastic bag, and keep in refrigerator for up to three days

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