SOW CORN SALAD OR LAMB’S LETTUCE
I’m forever on the lookout for new-to-me salad greens so was excited to give corn salad – aka lamb’s lettuce or Valerianella locusta a try in my small raised bed. It has grown well, despite being very overcrowded after I was a little heavy-handed and accidentally dumped the whole pack of seed upside-down in the soil!
This vegetable has absolutely nothing to do with sweetcorn, neither is it related to lettuce so the names are quite misleading. But whatever it’s called, this hardy little annual laughs in the face of winter temperatures.
It has a delightfully nutty taste and soft leaves reminiscent of bok choy. It’s handy to have something like this coming on in the garden for when it’s still a bit too cold for lettuce. Corn salad is packed full of nutrients too and also contains loads of vitamins A, C and B6 as which makes it