Fast winter salads – rocket and cress

salad rocket jan2

There still isn’t much to do outside apart from digging and moving compost but in the greenhouse the salads sown in November are growing well. They demonstrate how you have to take seasons into account when sowing anything because these are crops that the packs say are ready in less than a month – and that would be true if sown in May, but not in November! But although germination and growth is slow, it is steady and soon they will be ready for their first cut.

salad rocket jan

Rocket is especially useful and really zings up a salad and early sowings like this one tend not to bolt as quickly as it does in hot weather so I should get two or three ‘cuts’ off it.

salad cress jan

The wrinkled cress is another quick one with a hot, peppery taste. There is also lettuce and land cress but I must remember to make another sowing soon so I have more salad leaves for Easter.

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