SOW CORN SALAD OR LAMB’S LET­TUCE

The Leader (Nelson) - - SPRING FASHION FLING -

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.

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