Preparing Salads Through The Seasons

Salads are marvellous. Everyone knows about their nutritional value but, using a few basic dressings, you can provide everything from a refreshing, palate-cleansing finish to a dinner, to a meal which is satisfying, varied and complete in itself. Spring Buy early-crop, thin-skinned new potatoes. Scrub and boil for 10-12 minutes in salted water, with sprigs … Read more

Growing Salad Vegetables

Lettuce There are three different types of lettuce : cabbage, cos and loose leaf. Cabbage lettuces are divided into two groups: Butter-head, e.g. ‘Unrivalled’, ‘May King’. Crisp-head, e.g. ‘Webb’ s Wonderful’, ‘Windermere’. Sowing The sowing times are linked closely with varieties. The table shows when to sow for successional crops. Sow fairly thickly in 1-in, … Read more