Description – Indispensable salad plant, regularly included in mixed salad leaves in supermarket packs. The rich green, soft textured, slightly nutty but mild flavoured leaves are rich in vitamin A, B and C and also iron, potassium and other nutrients.
Sowing – Sow thinly, 1cm (1/2in) deep in broad drills 30cm (12in) apart.
Growing – Thin seedlings as necessary to 5cm (2in) apart when large enough to handle, thinnings will be suitable for using in salads. Keep watered during spells of dry weather.
Harvest – July to August