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Four fast-grow­ing shoots and leaves to en­joy

Garden News (UK) - - On Your Fruit & Veg Plot -

Pea shoots

Plant your pea seed about 1cm (¼in) apart, cover with more com­post and wa­ter well. Har­vest in a few weeks and use in sal­ads.

Pur­ple basil

A lovely colour on the win­dowsill. Use in pasta dishes and piz­zas. Sow lightly and cover with a thin com­post layer. Har­vest in three weeks.

Sweet­corn shoots

Beansprout-like with punchy sweet­ness. Sow seed close to­gether and cover with com­post. Put in a dark place to sprout, then un­cover.

Ori­en­tal salad leaves

Sow thinly on al­ready moist soil and cover. Har­vest some leaves af­ter three weeks, con­tin­u­ing three or four times, dis­card and sow again.

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