This is a broad category that includes various items with different culture requirements. Check each variety name for when and how it should be planted. This group of vegetables is often overlooked by many. However, most of the members in this classification have very high levels of nutrients and antioxidants and can do wonders for improving one’s diet. When doing work for a graduate class, I discovered an interesting nutritional fact about Malabar Spinach. 1/4 cup of Malabar Spinach leaves has more Vitamin A than 12 pounds of the genetically modified “Golden Rice” that is being promoted as a savior of eyesight for people in “Third World Countries”. Many greens can be juiced together with different fruits to make very healthy and nutritious smoothies. Experiment to find the combinations that best fit your taste buds. UPDATED FOR 2021
Ideal for cold frames and season extenders. Most of these do not do well in the heat of mid summer.
WARM WEATHER GREENS
Good for harvest during the Summer heat.
These are an especially tasty addition to salads. Another great way to extend the fresh season is to take a cheap discount store plastic dishpan filled with soil. Then sprinkle seed on top of the soil thickly and grow in a sunny window for fresh salad fixings in the off season. The greens are especially tender and mild this way.