Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Salad varieties for all year round growing:

Growing Salad for your table in the summer can be is irresistible for most growers. However growing salad all the year round is another story. Not impossible, but there are a few details that you will need to keep in mind. One of the secrets is to have the right variety for the season. It is no good buying one packet of seed hoping that that will do. Not a question of one size fits all.

I have look at a few of the more common varieties and they are listed below as a guide.

Butterhead: all the year round/tom thumb/arctic king/marvel of four seasons/buttercrunch.

Cos: winter density/little gem/marshall/romany/claremont.

Crisphead: great lakes/webbs wonderful/saladin/robinson/minigreen

Loose-leaf: salad bowl/lollo rossa/red salad bowel/lollo bionda.

If you grow lettuce in the summer it is a good idea to sow in the late evening and water with cold water because some varieties will not germinate in warm weather.You think that you have no time for gardening: then read this  

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