Episode 130: Favorite Spring Greens Leave a comment

Growing spring greens is an easy, satisfying project that takes very little time and very little garden space—you can even grow greens in containers! Homegrown spring greens will be fresher than any you can find at the grocery store or farmer’s market, and you can try varieties that aren’t commonly available, like ‘Red Streaked’ arugula, or ‘Tokyo Bekana’ Chinese cabbage. If this episode inspires you to start some seedlings of your own, check out this article from Ira Wallace about options that will extend your options beyond the basic greens, and this article on growing your own salad mix.

Expert guest: Lucas Holman is director and lead horticulturist at the University of Tennessee’s Wilson County Agriculture Extension office in Lebanon, Tennessee.

 

Danielle’s Plants

'Danyelle' red oakleaf lettuce (credit: New England Seed)
‘Danyelle’ red oakleaf lettuce (credit: New England Seed)

‘Danyelle’ red oakleaf lettuce

Pea shoots
Pea shoots

Pea shoots

'Red Streaked' arugula (credit: courtesy of Sandy Merrill)
‘Red Streaked’ arugula (credit: courtesy of Sandy Merrill)

‘Red Streaked’ arugula

'Catalonian' chicory puntarelle (i.e. inner stalks)
‘Catalonian’ chicory puntarelle (i.e. inner stalks)

‘Catalonian’ chicory

 

Carol’s Plants

‘Tokyo Bekana’ Chinese cabbage
‘Tokyo Bekana’ Chinese cabbage

‘Tokyo Bekana’ Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa var. chinensis ‘Tokyo Bekana’)

Link to Ira Wallace’s article on greens.

Swiss chard: ‘Ruby Red’, ‘Bright Yellow’, ‘Peppermint’, ‘Oriole’
Swiss chard: ‘Ruby Red’, ‘Bright Yellow’, ‘Peppermint’, ‘Oriole’

Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris ‘Ruby Red’, ‘Bright Yellow’, ‘Peppermint’, and ‘Oriole’)

Spinach
Spinach

Spinach

Tatsoi
Tatsoi

Tatsoi

 

Expert’s Plants

Green onions, photo: Sydney Powell
Green onions, photo: Sydney Powell

Green onions

Lettuce
Lettuce
Turnips, photo: Sydney Powell
Turnips, photo: Sydney Powell

Turnips

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