Heirloom Leafy Greens to Plant for the Cool Seasons

| 10/26/2018 10:38:00 AM

Let's grow this fall!

The cool seasons have arrived, bringing with them new opportunities for your garden. This year, try something different by growing a leafy heirloom garden that can be used for lighter offerings during the coming feasts. We live in an age of health awareness, so grow a green garden that yields a holiday salad or the key ingredients for tasty sautéed greens.

Theresa Traficante, co-founder of Garden In Minutes and avid urban gardener, loves growing heirlooms because of the history and taste they bring to the table and garden. Known to usually be more flavorful, heirlooms are defined by open-pollination and being true to generational type. The following are some recommended heirloom leafy greens that are perfect for a cool season garden. 

“Wild Rocket” Arugula

Known for its role in salads, pestos, and on pizza, Arugula has a distinct flavor and is fast growing. 4 plants can be sown per square foot, and it can be planted in late summer/early fall. Ensure your garden receives full sun and keep the first two inches of soil moist. Pro-tip: Use a watering system in your garden that waters plants at their base.

 Wild Rocket Arugula - Eden Brothers Image

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