Summer means Brisbane gardeners have to be creative with their salads. Lettuce, english spinach and other greens are hard to grow. Take a look at leafy greens.
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