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As we are due to have a very hot summer can anyone suggest good lettuce/salad varieties for coping with drought?



Bibb lettuce, New Zealand spinach, Swiss Chard, Mustard greens, Mizuna, Collards (harvest the last 5 early to eat raw) radishes (in part shade), leaf chicory or domestic dandelion, bunching onions, chives, especially garlic type (Allium tuberosum), French filet green beans, miniature sweet corn,

4 Jun, 2011


Thanks so much for your very comprehensive list .... this is very useful. These will make welcome change from the usual salad lettuce and cucumber! Not sure what Collards are but will look it up.

6 Jun, 2011


These are the salad greens we time for harvest in late spring-early summer in the desert. Eventually, even they will bolt--or just plain cook--in our summers, but they are the most heat tolerant ones that I know.

7 Jun, 2011


Thanks for the extra information. I have researched the plants I did not know about and also found where I can buy the seeds...salads should be a little more exciting in future! My garden is very dry, exposed to wind and sunny and when it is hot the soil dries to dust - this info will help me grow a greater variety. I like to use as much raw food as I can with meals so this is really useful - for salad and cooked vegetables..very helpful.

7 Jun, 2011


Well, just so you know that none of them are drought tolerant! : )

8 Jun, 2011

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