Lettuce is a common vegetable, the basis of many salads: Caesar, Waldorf, even the humble ‘garden salad’. In fact, in some parts of the world, the plant itself is called ‘salad’.
How many varieties of lettuce can you name?
Salsify is an old ‘heirloom’ or ‘heritage’ vegetable. It was eaten by people of in the ‘ancient’ civilisations of Rome and Greece. It was widely eaten in England during the Victorian period, especially in the late winter months when there wasn’t much fresh food around.
Warrigal Greens, Tetragonia tetragoniodes, also known as “New Zealand spinach”, is a frost-tender, short-lived, perennial vegetable. In our western Sydney location where winters can get below 0°C overnight, it tends to be herbaceous, meaning it dies down in winter and comes back in Spring. Sometimes that’s the old plant breaking dormancy, more often it’s aContinue reading “WARRIGAL GREENS”