Looking for some easy crops to grow? A veteran gardener and plant breeder recommends seven low-labor, fast-growing greens to grow via what she’s coined the “eat-all greens” method. All make delicious cooking greens.
Author Carol Deppe’s patch of ‘Green Wave’ mustard—the crop that helped her first discover the “eat-all greens” method—is ready for harvesting.
Photo by Carol Deppe
For the low-labor eat-all-greens method, broadcast seeds thinly in blocks or wide rows so plants end up spaced about 2 to 4 inches apart. Harvest by clear-cutting.
Photo by Cheryl Long
The seven greens varieties recommended in this article are especially high-yielding, and they make excellent cooking greens. You won’t have any problem eating up the hefty harvests when you cook your greens with bacon and garlic.
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Try planting some fast-growing ‘Shunkyo’ leaf radish, which yields edible roots, too.