Our latest YouTube video shares our favorite varieties to grow in your fall salad garden. Diversity in the key to a flavorful, delicious bowl of greens, and you won’t miss the dressing if you plant these.
Varieties for Your Fall Salad Garden
A salad is more than lettuces, it’s mache, spinach, mustard greens, and more. Why waste your money buying bags of mixed greens for way too much money, when you can grow them for pennies? Plus the harvest is steps away from the dinner table, rather than from up to 1,500 miles away.
Lettuces and other greens are easy to grow from seed. Most germinate in 7 to 10 days, and are ready to start picking a couple weeks after that. Start now, and you’ll be eating fresh home-grown salads before Thanksgiving.
Some of our Favorites
Mache – Gros Graine, Coquille de Louvier, Gala
Mustard Greens – Osaka purple, Tatsoi, Sawtooth, Mizuna
Arugula – wild and common varieties
Spinach – Verdil, Bloomsdale, Winter Giant
Lettuces – Pirat, Butter crunch, Oak leaf, Kweik, Forellenschluss, Tennis Ball, Black Seeded Simpson, Reine des Glaces, Four Seasons, Rouge D’hiver
Find most of these varieties in the seed catalogs we recommend on our Links Page. We’ve spent years discovering these great lettuces and other greens as a starting point for your own exploration. Dive in and have fun with this. There’s more to life than romaine, bibb, and iceberg lettuces!