Posts Tagged ‘micro vegetables’

Micro salad in 10 days

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender July 17, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , Comment No Comments
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Exactly 10 days ago I have planted some rocket, mustard, mizuna and pak choi seeds and tonight I was able to thin the pots out and have the thinnings as a little salad for dinner with new potatoes and a handful of mangetout peas. The mizuna is really spicy, added lots of flavour to the dish and the rocket is just so tender and sweet when it's young. Oh and the red leaves on the right are beetroot bull's blood, very earthy and believe it or not it tastes like beetroot! Poor beetroot is still not growing very well but managed to find some young leaves; I wouldn't recommend eating old beetroot leaves raw. It is better to pick young leaves for raw salads, just blanch the older beetroot leaves just like you would do chard and you can serve them as a side dish. The rocket will provide me

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Micro Salads and Vegetables

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender July 5, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , Comment 1 Comment
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The growing of micro salads and greens has been a sensation in the top restaurant trade for a number of years, but how many of the home gardeners grow them? Not many I would guess. I remember growing cress on an old flannel when I was in junior school. I have recently started growing cress again, not on a flannel this time, but in a plastic box on damp kitchen paper. The choice of what you can grow is endless, almost all veg you grow in the garden, can be grown as micro veg. I was reading an article about the top chef Raymond Blanc and his amazing organic garden. He grows a stunning array of micro veg along with the usual larger veg. Favorites seem to be, beetroot, celery, kales, mixed lettuce, mustards and spinach. They also grow lots of micro herbs like basil, coriander, chives, pa

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