Tender luscious, tender leafy greens are easier to grow now the weather is milder. Plant seeds next week – especially Thursday 30th – Friday 31st March 2017 and Monday 3rd April too [here in New Zealand].
In Auckland the sun has lately been supported by rain – yay! The seedlings might grow!
I will sow seeds throughout the week of
- Lettuce – I’ll sow a number of varieties so hopefully some will do well no matter what the weather does this year – hot/dry/cold/wet.
- Endive – lovely and sweet in cooler weather
- Silver-beet and ‘bright lights beets’ [with beautiful colored stems – red, pink, yellow – sometimes they simply glow with color]
- Giant Red Mustard [nice when young, gets hotter as it ages. More info] It can grow as tall as me and leaves can grow up to about 50 cm [2 ft]!
- Parsley – we like the ‘triple curled’ variety.
- Mizuna – an Asian green – crunchy stem and divided leaf.
- Miners lettuce is coming up all over – self-seeding wonderfully.
From now on we can plant lettuce and other greens out in the open again in cool, moist conditions. Lovely.