Despite Frosts, Cold Winds and Rain Many Winter Salads Are Thriving In Our December Garden And Being Harvested For The Kitchen. Can you Name Them? Better Still Can You Grow Them?
Try naming these Winter Salads from the pictures. Then check out the answers at the end of the post.
This one is Cos Lettuce. I love Cos when they get large in the spring and early summer. But now they produce a crop of rather thin but tasty leaves. They ar however prone to botrytis in the December damp so not everyone has success with them .. some of my plants die almost overnight!
This one is chickpeas. Germinated and grown outdoors despite the recent frosts. I’ve had one small harvest os pea shoots from it and it is still growing.
This is mizuna. Normally it is green, but the cold seems to have made it distinctly red. It’s growing in q sheltered spot outdoors as is over a foot high.
I think this is a mustard but can’t recall its name … sorry.
This one is buckshorn plantain
This is Alexanders. Its not in my garden but in the hedge nearby
Callaloo aka amaranth is colourful and popular in some cultures. This one is looking a bit ragged but is still edible.
Now we have baby kale
And American Land Cress.
This is mizuna growing in a greenhouse. Pure green, not a trace of red.
And finally coriander. It is thriving under a fleece tunnel despite the cold.
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