If you have a "Green" That you highly recommend to others, share the variety and vendor here for others if t hey would like to try something new.
Salad Bowl Loose Leaf(red or Green) This makes a fantastically rewarding project for anyone trying a custom project for the first time.
Parris Island Cos Lettuce
a sturdy Romaine Variety with long leaves which do not wilt when wet.
taste is mildly bitter yet pleasant.
Salad Bowl Lettuce about 4-5 seeds in a pod. Machine: ANY Germinates in 2-4 days and you are harvesting in 3-4 weeks. Seeds are all over the internet. use 2 ml AG nutes for all machines because lettuce hardly takes any nutrients to thrive. Vendors are all over the internet.
Black Seeded Simpson
is a loose leaf lettuce that is not bitter like some other loose leaf lettuces.germination in 2-3 days.
These are now my favorite variety. Crunchy, sweet stems,crisp, mild leaves(although I don't mind bitter), ready to harvest in 4 weeks.
Shiro Pac Choi Also on Amazon You can see a project I grew under my garden space on the forum. All seeds planted germinated and grew successfully. Plants are small, but green and lush with watery crunchy stems..ideal for a raw salad. Taste is on the usual bitter herb side as Choi always is. Can be stir fried briefly and seasoned well with spices and fish sauce to disguise that bitterness if preferred.
This is a SWEET relative of the Pak Choi. Eaten raw it is tender and w/o the sharp tang of the raw Pac Choi. It is also cut and come again. 1 seed per pod produces a big plant.
Seeds available all over at sites like Burpee Seed.
If you have a favorite, why not have it added to the list. Be sure to tell us the name, vendor and a bit about them. I will add it to the list and then remove the original post but you will get credited for the submission
Rainbow Swiss chard from Baker Creek. Great in salads when small, and delicious when mature with stems, onions and garlic cut and sauteed, with chicken broth added to the chopped greens and simmered until tender.
Parris Island Romaine from Territorial Seed. Good small or large in sandwiches or salads. Sweet and very crunchy.
Post by waterphoenix on Jan 8, 2022 8:33:26 GMT -5
Water Cress - Aqua Large Leaf from Baker Creek - thrived in the AG. Fresh peppery taste, good tossed with olive oil and vinegar. I liked growing it because it was difficult to find in stores and doesn't stay fresh for long once brought home. Would recommend devoting 1 entire Harvest unit to it. Grow lights will stay at minimum height- grows down and out in a thyme-like fashion, not up.
Also 2nd the tatsoi posted by Shawn. This is the one I grew - Rosette Tatsoi Bok Choy Seeds - Organic Heirloom - from Botanical Interests. Compact and played nice. Grew about 4 in a harvest unit. Beautiful dark green leaves, packs a punch in terms of vitamins. Good stir fried or sautéed with some garlic and soy sauce. Would thin to 1 seedling per pod.
Post by penguicular on Mar 31, 2022 15:00:36 GMT -5
I had one of the original AG's and learned the hard way not to plant in every hole! It seemed like the slim would make it easier to space things out, it's sort of frustrating to have a "6-hole" system that you can only plant 2 things in
But I also got the seed starter inserts so I'm going to have fun with those. Hopefully I can use those next year to cut down on the number of tomato babies that I have to transplant and give away. I always plan to grow 2 in-dirt tomato strains, then I order 4-5, then the seed company throws in a freebie.....CHAOS. My co-workers don't bother planting their own tomatoes anymore
This is getting off topic, sorry!
Houseplant enthusiast, tomato fanatic, trying to grow things in Zone 3.