Green salad all year round in my garden : lettuce, mixed greens, chicory


Garden & Nature

Xavier Mathias

Terre Vivante

Language of origin

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21 x 21cm
120 pages

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Green salad is wrongly believed as being easy to grow. However, few are those who can name a gardener that has never encountered salads which rapidly go to seed or produce in excess followed by a brutal shortage! Xavier Mathias proposes the first gardening book ever that is exclusively devoted to green salads. In this book, he details the main principles of growing them, how to work the soil and plant seeds, how to protect the plants from pests, etc. with the help of many step-by-step photos. He then presents 45 classic varieties of leafy greens (lettuces, chicory, lambs lettuce…) and other leafy vegetables whose leaves can be used as salad greens when harvested young (spinach, watercress and plantain…) as well as some flowers and wild plants (borage, nasturtium, amaranth…). A four season calendar indicates a sew and harvest plant to nourish a family-of-fourall-year-round.

Xavier Mathias

Xavier Mathias is a market gardener, producer of organic plants and seeds in Touraine, and trainer at Les Potager du Roi in Versailles. He is the author of many books including Lettuce all year round published by Terre vivante.
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