Culinary: shiso or perilla

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  1. Deby

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    Hi,

    I live in Vancouver, BC and really want to grow perilla or shiso because I love the flavor it imparts in some dishes. I am a novice gardener and am curious to know whether it is possible to grow in Vancouver and whether anybody has experience cultivating it. Also, I was wondering if anybody could give me a local source as to where I may obtain the seeds/plant to propagate.

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  2. et2007

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    Hi,
    I don't know about Vancouver but shiso is very easy to grow, its like weed in my little garden, I only wanted to keep 4 plants but each year they came back hundreds from seeds. My little garden only get morning sun and i used fish emulsion fertilizer. I don't know if it's legal to send seeds, I have plenty to share...
     
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    Hi there,

    Did you have any luck regarding the perilla? I just moved to Vancouver and am looking for the fresh leaves for cooking, or plants/seeds/seedlings for growing. Please let me know if you found any!!
     
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