If we are interested in having the garden divided into sections, placing the vegetables not only according to their characteristics but also according to their needs, we will achieve better production since it will be easier for us to grow them. For this reason, this time we are going to explain what green leafy vegetables are .
So if you want to know what types there are, don’t stop reading.
- 1 chard
- 2 watercress
- 3 spinach
- 4 lettuce
- 5 arugula
Chard is a biennial herb that is grown as an annual and is characterized by having many large, entire leaves that reach a height of up to 40cm. For this reason, although it can be grown in a pot, the ideal is to have it in an old tire or in the ground. It can be sown in mid-winter for spring readiness .
Watercress are perennial herbs that reach 10 to 50cm in height and have stems from which sprout bipinnate leaves with a wide blade. To be able to taste it, it must be sown in spring and harvested towards summer .
Spinach is an annual plant that has more or less triangular shaped and entire leaves that reach a height of about 30-40cm. As it has such a short life expectancy, the sooner it is sown the better, so it is very interesting to plant it in a seedbed indoors towards the end of winter and take it outside in spring. Before summer it will be ready.
Lettuce is one of the most cultivated vegetables. It has large, entire or toothed leaves that grow in a rosette about 30cm high. It is harvested about three months after sowing , which can be done in spring, both in the ground and in a pot.
Arugula is an herb with very serrated leaves that reach a height of about 20-30cm . Like many vegetables, it is sown in the spring (and can even be done earlier if you have an electric sprouter) and harvested 2-3 months later .
Do you know other green leafy vegetables?