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Get inspired with an appreciation of nature.

Here at Yakult, looking after our wellness is at the core of everything we do, and Grow With Yakult aims to help us all experience some of the many health benefits that gardening can bring.

Science says that spending time in the great outdoors is fantastic for our wellbeing!

Gardening Top Tips

• Start small! You can grow lots in pots – like our Japanese seeds - on your windowsill or balcony, as well as of course in your garden or allotment if you have one.


• Use empty loo rolls to start your seeds off if you don’t have small pots. Fill with compost, add your seeds watch them grow and transplant into larger containers or in the garden when they are ready.

• If you’re planting out young seedlings make sure the roots fall vertically in the planting hole, and make sure the hole is deep enough to accommodate the roots. Firm in well after planting.

• Make sure your pot has drainage holes so that your vegetables do not become water-logged.

• Remember if you are gardening in containers outside or in pots on your windowsill – your plants will dry out quicker so keep an eye on them and top up with water regularly.


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In the Garden

• Plant flowers and herbs alongside your vegetables – they look great and will encourage bees and pollinators to visit your garden.

• Install a water butt/empty container for free rainwater to water your vegetables.

• The best time to water plants is early in the morning and late in the evening.

• Regularly weed so that the weeds do not grow too big and overwhelm your vegetables.

• Composting can save you money and reduce food waste. You can use vegetable peelings and grass cuttings to make your own compost.



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More of our Top Tips 

• When harvesting leafy greens, regularly pick a little from each plant to encourage further growth.

• You can extend your harvesting period by planting new seeds at 2-4 week intervals throughout Summer.

• Keep a diary: Make a note of when you planted, what did well and what grew where. It’ll help you plan what you grow next year.

• Don’t worry if something goes wrong, try again and learn from your experiences.

• Most importantly of all… Enjoy yourself! Take time out to enjoy your plants either in your garden or on your windowsill, sit for a while and unwind with nature.



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Ishikura Onion

• Sow outside at a depth of 5-10mm in full sun-partial shade in well-drained soil from late Spring onwards.
• Space rows 300mm apart and scatter seed in the row at the rate of three seeds per 25mm.
• When seedlings are large enough to handle, replant to 75mm apart and 50mm deep
• Harvest young plants in 90 days or up to 120 days for mature plants.
• Fertile, moist soil enriched with compost is best for onion production.


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Mibuna

 • Sow from early Spring-Autumn. Cover seed with 5mm of fine soil.

• Sow at 2-4 week intervals for continued harvest.
• Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
• Space rows about 600mm apart or closer if limited in space.
• Thin plants gradually to 300mm apart in rows. Enjoy thinned greens in a salad.
• Harvest outer leaves when young for best flavour, leaving inner leaves to grow out.


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Mizuna

• Sow from early Spring-Autumn. Cover seed with 5mm of fine soil.
• Sow at 2-4 week intervals for continued harvest.
• Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
• Space rows about 450mm apart or closer if limited in space.
• Thin plants gradually to 150mm apart in rows. Enjoy thinned greens in a salad.
• Harvest outer leaves when young for best flavour, leaving inner leaves to grow out.



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Radish Mooli Minowase, Daikon

• Plant outside in full sun from Spring onwards as early as soil can be loosened and worked.
• Plant one seed every 50mm lightly covering with soil. These plants get large so do not sow thickly.
• Keep soil moist.

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Tatsoi

• Sow thinly at 8-10mm depth from after the last frost until mid-August every 3-4 weeks directly into prepared fine soil with at least 150mm between rows.
• Keep soil moist.
• Thin seedlings as they grow for baby leaves for salads leaving mature plants approximately 300mm apart.
• Pick individual leaves as required.


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