Vary the components
Other suggestions for the salad bowl include rocket. Yates now has the richlyflavoured Wild Rocket, or ‘ Roquette’ as it’s called in upmarket restaurants, in its range, as well as the large, soft-leafed rocket.
Easy-to-grow spring onions add an onion-like piquancy and there’s also the sweetly-flavoured, superfast baby spinach. Young beetroot leaves make another popular salad ingredient. slower-growing salad vegies such as tomatoes and capsicums. While these will grow in pots, they generally, apart from dwarf tomatoes, do better in the ground. But never plant them in the same place in successive years as tomatoes and their relatives can be troubled by a number of soil-borne diseases.