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  • #48806

    tnrose
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    I fell in love with Kaenip kimchi in Seoul, Korea. I was taught how to make it when we lived there. I can not find the leaves anywhere. I am going to try and grow it. Any tips on where to buy the seeds and growing it.

    Thanks,

    tnrose

    #52066

    ylre
    Member

    Is that really Kenyip kimchi?I kinda forgot what it’s called. I’ll be all over the forums here with perilla. haha!

    I also wanna try to grow it. Just need someone to show the ropes; the to do’s and don’ts. It seems that there are varieties of perilla (as used and grown in Korea, Japan, Vietnam, China and West).

    Not much info about growing it in my country though. hmm….

    Any info would be also appreciated. :)

    #52067

    Bluecrab
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    Hello,

    You can find peilla seeds at this website.

    http://www.kitazawaseed.com/index.html

    I ordered some from them recently… I planted them a few days ago and am waiting for them to grow. A single seed packet contains an abundant amount of seeds – I planted a row about 25 feet long, with seeds about 6 inches apart, and probably only used about a third of the packet.

    This vendor has many other Korean and Asian seeds, including chrysanthemum leaves (ssukgat – 쑥갓).

    I’ll let you know how the seeds do in a bit of time, and good luck.

    #52068

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    Update on the perilla plants:

    The seeds came up after about ten days. About 90% of them came up. The plants are about two inches tall right now, with leaves about 3/4″ in diameter. They look healthy.

    A friend of mine who works in the botanical sciences told me that this is a very hardy plant, and that I’ll have trouble controlling it in the future… he knows it as “beefsteak plant”. Apparently it grows wild across much of the US. Lots of times in cow pastures, but the cows won’t eat it because of its minty scent.

    I’ll post another update in a couple of weeks.

    #52069

    Maangchi
    Participant

    oh, thank you very much for your update!

    I wanna see it! Please upload the photo of your perilla leaves later. Cow doesn’t eat it because of its minty scent? haha! Cute cow!

    If you don’t want the hardy plant to occupy all your garden someday in the future, give them away to all your friends!

    One of my friends, growing kkaennip in her garden, is giving the leaves to all her friends. She simply says, “come to my house and pick them up!”

    I mean you don’t have to work hard and let them pick.

    #52070

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    Hello Maangchi, thank you for your reply.

    Here is a photo I just took of the kkaenip plants. As you can see, they are still quite small.

    They serve these leaves in Daegu with kalbi. It seems to me that what is called “kalbi” in Daegu is the same thing that is called “bulgogi” in other parts of Korea, and in Korean restaurants in New York. When we order bulgogi in Daegu, we always get the noodle dish with lots of fresh vegetables (especially mushrooms) and thinly sliced beef. It is delicious.

    I’ll post more pics as the plants continue to grow… and I can’t wait to make kalbi and eat them when they are large enough. ;~)

    #52071

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    Aww… the digital pic was too large for the website. I’m sorry. Anyway, I’ll post updates as the plants grow.

    #52072

    Maangchi
    Participant

    Bluecrab -

    I increased the upload limit, can you try again? If the photos are big, it might take a long time, but I’d love to see them!

    #52073

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    Hi Maangchi, thank you for that… here we go…

    #52074

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    …still doesn’t work, which I don’t understand. The file seems to be within the size limit of the forum software.

    Oh well… if you give me an e-mail address, I could e-mail you the photos.

    btw, your kimchi recipe is excellent! The best I’ve ever tried.

    #52075

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    OK, I’ve modified the pic to make it a smaller file… here we go again…

    #52076

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    Still doesn’t work… 모르갰어요 ;~)

    #52077

    Maangchi
    Participant

    aw sorry bluecrab. Please email them to me at maangchi@gmail.com and I will see what the problem is.

    Sorry to make you frustrated!

    #52078

    Bluecrab
    Participant

    Hi Maangchi,

    I just e-mailed you two pics… I hope you receive them. Please let me know.

    Take care…

    #52079

    Maangchi
    Participant

    Hi,Bluecrab,
    I received the photos of your kkaennip through my email well.
    I make the files smaller and post them here for other readers.
    The kkaennip is so cute! : ) I know it will be very precious for you!

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