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Produces sweet stems and crispy deep green leaves.
It is very vigorous and produces lots of leaves so start cutting the leaves when about 10 cm tall; and can be cut 4-5 times.
Seeds mature at base of the flower stalks and continue upwards changing from green to brown.
Harvest seeds when about two-thirds of seeds turn brown.
Pull either stalks or the whole plant and leave to dry for about 10 days.
Thresh by running a gloved hand along the stalk. Screen and winnow and then store in cool dry conditions.