'Bull's Blood' Beet..Most beets are grown for their earthy-flavor roots. 'Bull's Blood' is a dual-purpose variety grown as much for its intense burgundy leaves as for its deep purple roots. Beet varieties with less colorful foliage can also be harvested when young to add to salads. Gardens Ideas, Container Gardens, Gardens Galore, Growing Vegetables, Home Grown Vegetables, Herbs Gardens, Gardens Vegetables, Gardens Stuff, Gardening Vegetables
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Top Plants for Homegrown Salads Homegrown fresh salad greens are a tasty way to get quick results from your vegetable garden. Pick these varieties to add color, taste, and texture to your table.
Beet Love them or hate them, most beets are beautifully imbued with a rich, burgundy-red color. But you can also grow types such as 'Chioggia' with candy-pink or golden roots. Or go bold and try 'Bull's Blood', which features deep burgundy foliage that's perfect in salads.
Baby Greens Harvest lettuce seedlings to make your own microgreens. You can sow seeds thickly in a row, then harvest excess seedlings when they need to be thinned and use them as baby lettuce greens in salads. The small, tender leaves are a gourmet treat.
Mizuna..Deeply lobed and fringed mizuna is an Asian green with a mild peppery flavor. Other common names for mizuna are Japanese mustard, spider mustard, and California peppergrass.
Simple Salad-Garden Containers ~ Grow a whole salad in one tight spot. This big red basket holds a plethora of spring greens -- and looks great to boot. It's a perfect place for a healthy, tasty treat. Tip: Add interest by mix varieties for different leaf colors and textures.
Sedum is a perennial that requires almost no care. These scrappy plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and won’t knuckle under to heat, drought, winter cold, or insects. One of our favorites is a variety called Dragon’s Blood sedum. This fast-growing creeper has pretty red-and-green foliage, making it an excellent groundcover for sloping sites. Sedums prefer sunny locations, but they will also grow well in partial shade. Grows in Zones 3-10.
Radicchio Growing in the garden, radicchio looks like butterhead lettuce with a purple center. Harvest heads 80-85 days after planting when they are firm, similar to head lettuce. Overmature radicchio quickly becomes bitter, but heads harvested at proper maturity add a delightful touch of spiciness and brilliant purple color to salads.