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Salad Greens

- A word on growing Fall and Winter greens -

July, August and into September are the perfect times to sow hardy greens for Fall and Winter harvests. Kales, mizuna, mustard greens, tatsoi, chard and spinach are especially good ones for Fall growing. Many greens actually do better in Fall than they do in Spring... they appreciate the cool weather and reduced flea beetle pressure. The shorter day length make them less likely to bolt compared to Spring sown greens. My most vibrant crops of salad greens are always in the Fall!

To extend the harvest season further into Winter, it's simply a matter of covering up your hardy greens as cold weather arrives. A whole variety of protection techniques will do the trick, whether a glass cold frame, some kind of greenhouse or simple poly sheets over hoops. The plants won't actively grow very much over the Winter, but they'll stay in great shape for harvesting until the very coldest of Winter weather arrives.

- Owen

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    Beta vulgaris - Actually a variety of chard. When young, it's soft green leaves could easily pass for spinach. As the plants grow, the leaves devel...

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    Beta vulgaris - Vibrant mix of red, yellow and white stemmed chards. Abundant greens in all four seasons. Chard is a hardy biennial, and won't bolt...

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    A mix of lettuce, kale, arugula, mustards, chard and more... perfect for flavourful salads and baby greens. Several hundred seeds (1 g)

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    Favourite among both market farmers and backyard gardeners. The dark green savoyed leaves are delicious and tender. They stay succulent even when h...

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    A mix of all our favourite kale varieties. If you can't decide, why not try them all! Among the most cold hardy of greens for Fall and Winter growi...

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    Celosia is most often grown as an ornamental in North America (I can see why; they’re stunning plants), but in west Africa they’re among the most w...

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    Compared to regular arugula, the leaves are rounder, less heavily lobed and a little bit sweeter. Fast growing and cold hardy. Essential ingredient...

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    B. oleracea - aka Dinosaur kale. A popular kale with dusky blue-green savoyed leaves. A bit like dinosaur skin! Sweet flavour, great for salads and...

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    Arugula's zesty leaves add lots of flavour to salads. The leaves are spicier in warm weather, and sweeter in Fall and Winter. Fast growing, super-h...

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    Rumex sanguineus - aka; Bloody Dock. Perennial vegetable, with lemony flavoured leaves with stunning deep-red veins. The leaves are among the first...

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    B. rapa - An upright and easy to grow bok choy – the best open pollinated variety Yonder Hill Farm has yet grown.  Quick to mature and slow to bolt...

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    Chenopodium bonus-henricus – Perennial vegetable, popular for centuries in Europe. Now finding a home in permaculture gardens and food forests. Amo...

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    B. oleracea - The deepest, darkest open-pollinated red kale I’ve seen. Their leaves are more green in the spring and summer, they reach full deep-p...

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    Also known as Mache. An extremely cold hardy salad green. Tender, oval shaped leaves with sweet, nutty flavour. One of the best choices for winter ...

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  • Nozaki Early Napa Cabbage

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    Brassica rapa - Tall crispy leaves, with broad white midribs. My favourite Napa cabbage of the varieties I’ve trialled, they’re quick to size up an...

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    B. rapa - aka: Rapini. This relative of broccoli forms small, deep-green heads loaded with nutrients and flavour. Both the heads and young leaves a...

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    A cultivated strain of the common wild purslane. I’ve been a fan of crunchy, succulent purslane for years, adding it’s leaves and shoots to salads....

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  • Ice-Bred Arugula

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    Arugula is already a cold-hardy plant, but this variety is extra cold-resistant. Spicier and "wilder" than regular arugula, with a bit of red-blush...

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  • Mustard Mayhem

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    B. juncea - Diverse and magnificent, lustrous landrace mustard greens mix for spicy and beautiful salads. Lots of colours and textures. Does well f...

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  • Canton Bok Choy

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    B. rapa - A fast grower with crunchy upright stems, forming small bunches. Bok choy bolts quickly in the summer heat, so plant early spring or fall...

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    Diplotaxis spp - A mix of three perennial arugulas: Olive-leaved Sylvetta, Dragon Tongue and Wild Arugula. A peppery perennial mix of colours and s...

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    Blitum capitatum - A curious annual member of the goosefoot family. The leaves are good in salads or eaten as a cooked green. The bright red berrie...

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  • Claytonia

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    (Claytonia perfoliata) aka Miner’s Lettuce or Winter Purslane. Heart shaped succulent leaves with mild flavour. One of the hardiest of greens, grow...

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  • Magenta Spreen

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    Chenopodium giganteum - A cultivated form of wild lamb’s quarters, with tender leaves and a beautiful magenta coloured dusting. Pick the young tend...

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  • Garden Sorrel

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    Rumex acetosa - Edible perennial. The tart, lemony greens of this perennial herb are great additions to salads when young and tender, and are famou...

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  • Green Chervil

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    Anthriscus cerefolium - Soft ferny leaves that are sweet and anise flavoured. Super cold hardy, when planted in the fall chervil will overwinter an...

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  • Bear Necessities Kale

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    (B. napus) The frilliest kale I've ever grown. The young leaves start out looking normal, but quickly develop into super frills. Mostly red-blushed...

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  • Madeley Kale

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    Brassica oleracea - Heirloom from the UK, with huge, flat, green leaves. They're remarkably tender, even when they get big. Ideal for fresh salads....

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    New for 2024 - Splendid oak-leaf spinach with burgundy red stems and veins. Visually wonderful. Very cold hardy, like most spinach they do best wit...

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  • Bitterheart Mix - Endive and Radicchio

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    Cichorium endivia and Cichorium intybus - A mix of cold hardy greens that are delicious raw as tender salad leaves or stir fried with lots of garli...

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  • Golden Chard

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    Yonder Hill Farm's favourite chard. Bright yellow stems and tender green leaves. Easy to grow and enjoy in the kitchen. The young leaves are a beau...

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    B. napus - Tender and mild, oak shaped leaves. Dusky grey-green with red stems. One of the finest for baby leaves and lovely in salads. 250 seeds (...

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  • Komatsuna

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    B. rapa - aka; Spinach Mustard. Large, smooth, dark-green leaves. Great for salads, stir fries and soups. Similar to bok choy, but without the thic...

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  • Morris Heading Collards

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    B. oleracea - The smoother flatter cousin of kale, and used in many of the same ways. Traditionally grown in the American south, collards are equal...

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    Brassica rapa - Leaves traverse the greenery spectrum through the season, from brighter green in the summer to deep dark purple in the depths of wi...

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    Sanguisorba minor - Beautiful edible perennial. Clumping plants with small serrated compound leaves, on stems around 1' tall. They develop into 4' ...

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    Amaranthus tricolour - This amaranth is grown for its abundant red-veined leaves similar to spinach. Delicious raw in salads, stir-fried or added t...

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  • Champion Collards

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    B. oleracea - We’ve been quite enamoured by collards in recent years, and Champion is one of our favourite varieties we’ve tried so far. Thick, alm...

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  • Rainbow Tatsoi

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    B. rapa - Tall upright leaves, and crunchy stems. Makes excellent salads when young, and grows into beautiful heads for sauteeing. Alas, not truly ...

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    Brassica carinata - I’m a big fan of this green, it filled our harvest baskets all last fall. The leaves are more tender than common kale, with a m...

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    Diplotaxis spp. - Chris from Yonder Hill says: When we grew our first garden in 2003, sylvetta arugula was included and we fell in love with the in...

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  • Kyoto Mizuna

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    B rapa - Twisted Brook's favourite mizuna for market production. Green serrated leaves, pretty much your standard looking mizuna. What sets Kyoto a...

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  • Beedy's Camden Kale

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    (Brassica oleracea) Hardy kale hailing from mid-coast Maine, with dark ruffled green leaves. Becoming especially sweet after a few fall frosts. Rel...

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    B. napus - Our go-to kale. White Russian is both extremely productive and delicious. The broad green leaves stay tender even when fully grown, maki...

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  • Belle Isle Upland Cress

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    Barbarea verna - Hardy biennial salad green. Upland cress is a distinct species from garden cress. They form rosettes of broad spicy dark green lea...

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  • Tokyo Bekana

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    B. rapa - Mild and tender asian mustard, this one reminds me of a mustard trying really hard to be a lettuce. The large ruffled leaves are tender a...

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    Plantago coronopus - aka; Minutina, Buckshorn Plantain. Extremely cold hardy for winter salads. Erba Stella forms dense rosettes of succulent, nutt...

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  • Judy's Kale

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    B. oleracea -Broad green leaves with ruffled edges. Sweet and mild, as baby greens they're especially tender. Approx. 250 seeds (1g)-Grown by Annap...

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