What To Grow In August - Salads & Herbs
There’s nothing like a satisfying, meal-sized salad on a warm August night. Even if the weather has taken a turn for the worse and you’ve retreated inside for something a bit warmer, salads can add that extra buzz to your meal.
One of the things we love most about salads & herbs is that they grow very quickly, and if you have a Saladgrow self watering planter you can grow them anywhere, no matter how little space you have.
You can create your own salad & herb gardens indoors all year round with our salad and herb planters. Our Saladgrow and Herbgrow Planters are a particular favourite with their drip-proof design, making them perfect from growing salad and herbs indoors all year round. If you are short of space, our planters are available in a range of sizes making them ideal for windowsills, balconies, patios and greenhouses.
Caring for Salad & Herb Crops
One of the most common problems when growing salad and herbs is mould caused by moist conditions. It’s important to keep your plants well ventilated, especially in moist weather and ensure your salad and herb seedlings emerge in a light space and that your final growing space, whether indoors or outdoors is adequately lit to avoid mould.
What To Sow In August
Several types of lettuce can be perfect for picking in August, but Cos Lettuce is at its peak, and an essential for making a classic Caesar salad. Further types of lettuce, which will be right at home in your salad bowl are Little Gem, Winter Density, Tom Thumb, Cassandra and Arctic King.
Spinach varieties such as Medania, Toscane and LazioF1 are well known for their nutritional qualities. Spinach has remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. A number of great reason to enjoy a salad!
It is also worth considering Endive, Rocket and Lambs Lettuce to add dimension to your salad choices.
Each variety of salad leaf has a slightly different nutritional value so a combination of leaves helps maintain a healthy balanced diet.