Add Zest and Color to Your Salad Bowl: 11 Great Greens

From mild, buttery lettuce to spicy mizuna, salads need never be boring.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • endive adds color and taste to salad bowl

    Endive 'Pancaleri'

    Habit: 4 inches tall, 12 inches wide
    Growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun

  • red oakleaf lettuce adds color and taste to salad

    Lettuce 'Red Oakleaf'

    8 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • tin tin lettuce adds color and taste to salad bowl

    Lettuce 'Tin Tin'

    12 inches tall, 8 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • lollo rosso adds color and taste to salad bowl

    Lettuce 'Lollo Rosso'

    8 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • mizuna lettuce adds color and taste to salad bowl

    Mizuna

    12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • rosemoor lettuce adds color and taste to salad

    Lettuce 'Rosemoor'

    12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • radicchio adds color and taste to salad bowl

    Radicchio

    12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • arugula adds color and taste to salad bowl

    Arugula

    12 inches tall, 4 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • oriental mustard adds color and taste to salad

    Oriental mustard

    12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • chives add color and taste to salad bowl

    Chives

    12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

  • red veined sorrel adds color and taste to salad

    Red-veined sorrel

    8 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: moist soil, partial sun.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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