Salad Leaves

This is the time of year that allotment gardeners call 'the hungry gap'. The time between the end of the Winter veggies and before the beginning of the Spring sowings. My aim this year has been to have some veggies growing in my garden 365 days a year. At the moment I am picking my purple sprouting broccoli (PSB), swiss chard, mini leeks, vegetable spaghetti (see previous blog...), Winter lettuce, and these wonderful 'Mizuna' salad leaves which I planted in a small pot in the greenhouse about 4 weeks ago. This seems to be a wonderful way of growing salad leaves. Just a small amount at a time, always clean, fast growing and you can snip them off with scissors straight into your sandwich.