During this time of isolation, I’ve found a way to alleviate not only quarantine stress, but everyday stress too—gardening! Not only is gardening a healthy activity but it is a fun activity for people of all ages. Whether it’s a small vegetable garden or a small container garden for your window sill, the JANM store can provide you with inspiration.
The JANM store carries Japanese vegetable seeds from the Kitazawa seed Company founded in 1917. Kitazawa seed company is the oldest seed company in the US to sell Asian vegetable seeds in the US. We carry seeds for Japanese eggplant, kabocha, daikon, edamame, cucumber, and my personal favorite red (aka) shiso. In fact I am including a recipe for a refreshing iced red shiso drink at the end of this blog!
Don’t have a green thumb? No worries we have a new shiso (green variety) growing kit that includes a pot, dirt and seeds. Just add water and place in a sunny window and you will have a beautiful plant in no time to feed your soul (and your body!)
Shiso Arnold Palmer Drink:
2 cups red shiso washed & trimmed
3 cups water
½-1 cup sugar (or sweeten to taste with your favorite sweetener!).
¼ cup of fresh lemon juice.
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