Salads You Can Grow in Pots to Eat Fresh All Year Round

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Green salad during the cold season isn’t so rare. We find rucola, baby spinach and other greens, especially packed, at pretty high prices in supermarkets. But we can have fresh, tasty salads all year round, grown on our own balcony. Here are five salads you can grow in pots to enjoy fresh and get those vitamins and iron all year round.

Lettuce

It can be successfully grown in pots or crates on any balcony. It grows well in both the sunlight and the shade and can be harvested 10 – 12 weeks after sowing. Tear or cut the leaves, depending on the cultivar, and new ones will grow from the same plant.

salads you can grow in pots

Salads you can grow in pots. Rucola

This is such a nutritious salad, used in a lot of dishes for its intense, spicy flavor. The leaves oxidate pretty fast, so you’d better eat them while they’re fresh. It grows well in planters, in regular soil. Make a ditch in the middle and place the seeds 0.4 inches deep. Don’t place the planter in direct sunlight and watch out for the first flowering buds. They have to be removed immediately, so that the plant grows new leaves all year round.

salads you can grow in pots

Baby spinach

This type of spinach is mainly used in salads, not cooked dishes. The plant is very adaptable, tolerating high temperatures during summer and low ones, down to 14 degrees, in the winter. But make sure its foliage is not too developed over winter.

salads you can grow in pots

Salate care pot creste in ghiveci. Mangold

Growing mangold or Swiss chard is very popular nowadays in organic agriculture, because of its folic acid, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, antioxidants, minerals vitamins A and C content. The plant doesn’t require special light or temperature conditions and can be grown from both seeds and seedlings.

salads you can grow in pots

 

Valerian

Valerian is a nutrient bomb, rich in minerals (calcium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium), vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B9, C, E, PP, K), Omega 3 fatty acids and fibres. Its leaves can be used in salads and soups. This plant prefers warm temperatures and fertilized soil. Its leaves can be harvested in about two months.

salads you can grow in pots

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