Category Archives for Salads

How to Grow Lettuce: Lactuca Sativa

Lactuca sativa Although the exact origins of the lettuce are unknown it was certainly known to the Greeks and Romans, and has been grown in Britain since at least the middle of the sixteenth century. It is now the most … Continue reading

15. May 2013 by admin
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Edible Flowers in Your Salads

Edible Flowers to Add to Your Salads As for flowers, there is a huge choice of edible flowers for salads. It is now illegal to dig up wild flowers, so if violets, cowslips or primroses are wanted they must be … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by admin
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Winter Salads for Home Growing

Winter Greenery Let’s turn to winter, when lettuces, the acknowledged backbone of summer salads, tend to succumb to diseases, and, if they survive, are insipid, heartless and tasteless (apart from the hardy, red-leaved varieties such as ‘Marvel of Four Seasons’). … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by admin
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Growing a Salad Bonanza

Salad Bonanza I suspect we have our Victorian forebears to blame for the dreadful British habit of cooking and cooking vegetables, so destroying both their flavour and nutritional value. But it does seem that we’re at last beginning to throw … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by admin
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Guide to Growing Lettuces

Guide to Growing Lettuces There are two main types of lettuce, the cabbage and the cos, and a great many varieties of each differing in colour, crispness, size and season. Lettuces like a well-dug, rather rich, well-manured soil. They are … Continue reading

01. December 2010 by admin
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