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Getting Organised – Top Greens for Spring!

Top Greens for Spring


1. Japanese Spinach.NZH.

From the Henry Harrington Collection in Southland this is a stunner for cold season eating. This spinach grows fast in the cold, grows big bunches of delicious greens great raw or cooked… an outstanding choice!


2. Borecole NZH

One of the few New Zealand heritage brassicas, so it is very special. It’s by far my favourite kale, and has dark green, large round thick leaves that are crinkly on the edges. It has excellent flavour!


3. Mignonette lettuce NZH

Buttercrunch, melting, red and delicious, reminds me of Grandma


4. Henry Harrington’s Chinese Cabbage NZH

Outstanding wide white stemmed cabbage from the early Chinese goldminers in Southland, is an outstanding base for Kim Chee , stir fries etc. etc.


5. Rocket

Always tastes great if well grown will be nutrient dense


6. Bloomsdale Spinach

Excellent lightly steamed or raw, dark green


7. Tatsoi

Always dark green and great in soup, or as stir fry vege, super easy to grow


8. Red Coral Mizuna

Magenta colour, excellent salad green stems super tasty


9. Dalmatian Cabbage aka Collards NZH

Open leaf cabbage, possibly the most nutritious brassica, excellent for all ways we use cabbage, sauerkraut etc etc.


10. Coriander

Can’t go past coriander while it’s still cool enough to grow well.

All of the above greens are excellent in green dressings made with olive oil and greens and a little vinegar and seasoning blended.

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2 thoughts on “Getting Organised – Top Greens for Spring!

  1. I believe the Dutch spelling for curly kale (borecole) is boerenkoel.

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