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The Kitchen Garden — salads

Growing salads in warmer weather and tropical climates

Posted by The Seed Store on

Growing fresh, healthy salads is something that most kitchen gardeners aspire to do, but this can get challenging as the weather turns warmer. Lettuce in particular can be challenging to grow (above 28-30 °C) because it tends to germinate poorly when the temperatures increase and bolt to form seed. The lettuce leaves also tend to become bitter prematurely, which makes them unappealing. While certain lettuce varieties may allow you to enjoy a longer growing season because of their heat tolerance, it makes sense to look for other (equally enjoyable) options for your salad. Several other leafy greens are equally tasty, and nutritious while growing more...

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