Sow seeds of luscious leafy greens this week

Sow seeds of luscious leafy greens this week

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.

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