If you're like me and love having fresh greens year-round, you're probably always on the lookout for new and exciting varieties to grow in either your Just Vertical EVE Garden, or your outdoor garden. Well, look no further! Here are my top five favourite leafy greens to grow indoors, in no particular order.
Green Butterhead Lettuce
First up, we have Green Butterhead Lettuce. This variety is beautifully full and leafy, with a satisfying crunch that makes it perfect for salads. And the best part? When the heads grow to maturity, they look amazing. My indoor garden looks full and healthy, and each individual head is like a little piece of art bursting with green-y goodness.
Red Butterhead Lettuce
What can I say? I’m a sucker for a butterhead. This one is just like the Green Butterhead, but with a splash of colour. And let me tell you, it really POPS in my indoor garden. I love having a mix of different lettuces to choose from when making my salads, and the Red Butterhead is always a crowd-pleaser.
Lacinato Kale is a must-have for any smoothie lover out there. Not only is it super nutritious, but it's also really tasty. It’s very easy to grow and has a slightly earthy flavour that pairs perfectly with sweet fruits like bananas and berries. I love adding a handful of fresh kale to my morning smoothies to start the day off right.
If you're like me and love trying new and interesting varieties, you'll definitely want to check out Wasabi Arugula. This stuff is no joke - it has a serious kick to it, just like real wasabi. It's perfect for adding a little extra flavour to sandwiches or salads. It’s also really fun to grow something that you can't find at your local grocery store.
Celebration Swiss Chard
Last but not least, we have Celebration Swiss Chard. This variety is seriously stunning. The stems come in a range of bright colours, from pink to yellow to orange, and the leaves all taste amazing. I love using chard as a base for my salads or sautéing it with some garlic and olive oil for a quick and healthy side dish. It also adds a neat splash of colour to every dish I add it in.
So there you have it, folks - my top five favourite leafy greens to grow in my Just Vertical EVE Garden year-round. These varieties are all easy to grow, delicious, and add a little extra colour and flavour to my indoor garden. Give them a try and let me know what you think! Happy gardening!