Growing spring greens is an easy, satisfying project that takes very little time and very little garden space—you can even grow greens in containers! Homegrown spring greens will be fresher than any you can find at the grocery store or farmer’s market, and you can try varieties that aren’t commonly available, like ‘Red Streaked’ arugula or ‘Tokyo Bekana’ Chinese cabbage. If this episode inspires you to start some seedlings of your own, check out our article from Ira Wallace about options that go beyond the basic greens , and Carol’s article on growing your own salad mix .
Expert guest: Lucas Holman is director and lead horticulturist at the University of Tennessee’s Wilson County Agriculture Extension office in Lebanon, Tennessee.
‘Danyelle’ red oakleaf lettuce
‘Red Streaked’ arugula
‘Tokyo Bekana’ Chinese cabbage ( Brassica rapa var. chinensis ‘Tokyo Bekana’)
Swiss chard ( Beta vulgaris ‘Ruby Red’, ‘Bright Yellow’, ‘Peppermint’, and ‘Oriole’)