Summer means Brisbane gardeners have to be creative with their salads. Lettuce, english spinach and other greens are hard to grow.
Darker leafed lettuces, and open hearted ‘cut and come again’ varieties will last a lot longer than cos or iceberg types.
We can also use perennial leafy vegetables, chopped herbs, sprouts, and edible flowers during the hotter months.
A fresh alternative to lettuce is lebanese cress. It is a delicate looking plant that likes to grow in damp places.
Kang kong, or water spinach, will grow happily in a well watered pot, or small water feature. The leaves are a great substitute for baby spinach.
Mushroom plant is another green that likes a sheltered spot. The leaves are high in protein and iron, and taste slightly of mushroom.
Visit our City Farm Nursery for all your summer plants and seeds
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