Dino Kale, also known as Tuscan Kale, Lacinato Kale, Black Kale, or Cavolo Nero Kale is black and has green leaves. It grows 2 to 3 feet tall. Dino kale gets its name from its bumpy leaves that apparently feel like a dinosaur's skin. Because of its taste, "slightly bitter [and] earthy", it has been called "the darling of the culinary world". Dino Kale can grow in any type of garden. Kale is one of the healthiest plants because it provides you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits.
Salad Bowl Green Lettuce and other leafy greens have high water transpiration rates and should be kept consistently moist in well drained soil. Salad Bowl Green Lettuce can grow up to 6 inches and can spread 8 inches. The lettuce needs a lot of sunshine. It takes about 45-50 days until the plant is fully grown. The plant's botanical name is Lactuca Sativa. It is in the Asteraceae family (Daisy Family). The plant is pretty large. In order to plant it right, there has to be rich and moist soil with a pH of 6.0 - 6.8. The lettuce is a shade of light green (why they call it Salad Bowl "Green" Lettuce) and also has wavy and deep notched leaves. Salad Bowl Green Lettuce grows very fast, is long standing, and doesn't go bad in hot weather.
The Rugabaga Turnip is a good winter plant, and it takes about 90 days to grow. The plant is delicious and firm. it's sweet roots are good for hearty soups and casseroles. It takes 7-14 days to emerge you need to plant it 1/4 inch into the soil. The seed spacing is 4 seeds every 6-8 inches. The row spacing needs to be 12-18 inches long. When the seedling is 4 inches tall, thin 1 turnip to every 6-8 inches. The nutrition facts for a serving size is half a cup, total fat is 3.5 grams, sodium is 55 milligrams, total carbs are 15 grams, dietary fiber is 4 grams, sugar is 6 grams and protein is 2 grams.
The Crimson Giant Radish is a type radish. It grows best in cool weather like spring and fall. The radish takes around twenty eight days to grow, and takes five to ten days to emerge. The seed should be planted at a depth of around 1/2 inch. It can also take full sun. The roots are a crimson color. It weighs 1.5 ounce per bulb. Crimson Giants can grow up to four times the normal size radish. The root are about 11.5 inches, plus they are tender, crisp and mild. They taste exactly the same as a normal radish, but are a lot bigger. Their size can get up to the size of a baseball!
A Danvers Carrot is a type of carrot that you can grow in the winter. Danvers Carrot looks orange and bumpy. You can cook it in carrot soup, and you can use it to garnish. In order to plant Danvers Carrots you need plant place 1 or 2 inches apart. It takes about 65 days to fully grow. To harvest it you must hold the top and pull it out of the ground slowly. That's how you harvest. Row spacing should be 18-24". The seeding depth should be around 1/4-1/2". The best type of weather for the Danvers Carrot is around 55-75 degrees. Frost tolerant is a yes, drought tolerant is a no. Some problems that have happened to other gardeners: carrots in general do not grow well in heavy soil and misshapen roots may happen, heavy soil has rocks that interfere with the roots and may cause bad things to happen and greenish shoulders, when exposed to sunlight, the tops of the carrots will turn green. To prevent this from happening, you need to make a hill around the tops of the carrot.
The Spinach Corvair is known for growing to a height and width of approximately 60 cm (1.95 feet). In order to plant it correctly you should plant it in an area with full sun and remember not to water the plant to much, also the seeds need to be sowed about a quarter of an inch in depth. When planting a Corvair you must be aware of the soil, sun, ph (a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution), and water. Spinach Corvairs have dark green, oval-shaped, thick leaves that are upright in stature. The Corvair usually prefers temperatures from 50 degrees to 60 degrees. It takes about 7 to 14 weeks for the emergence of the plant. It takes a good 40 days for the plant to grow completely, but in that 40 days you shouldn't water it too much, and make sure the plant has all the sunlight it can get.
Outredgeous Lettuce is very red and can be up to 10 inches tall. It can be harvested as a baby lettuce or a mature Romain. This plant grows fastest when it is partially sunny and has lots of water. It also grows faster if the soil is warm and moist. It also has to be 6 inches away from any other plants. Outredgeous Lettuce takes 4 weeks to grow. Lots of people in Oregon grow Outredgeous Lettuce and say it is really easy to grow. Outredgeous Lettuce can be used to make salad mix and dressing.
The green oak leaf lettuce is versatile and has many fact:
- you can eat in a salads, as a garnish or it can be cooked.
- it takes 35 days for it to grow in to a baby and 53 days to make it a full grown
- the climate must be cool around 40 to 65 degrees
- to grow it needs good soil and steady water
- its a good source of minerals, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E and vitamin C
-its leaves measure from 10-20 cm
-when it becomes a "mature" plant, it'll measure to the height of 8" to 12"
-5 to 10 days until germination
An interesting recipe for Oak Leaf Lettuce:
-A piece of grilled salmon on oak leaf lettuce, sprinkle with lemon juice and olive oil, lay peach slices on top, sprinkle with honey and oil, spoon remoulade sauce over oak leaf and top with sauteed scallops, and sprinkle with walnut oil and walnuts.
Toscano kale is a type of vegetable that grows in the winter. You need to water it daily. It takes 30-65 days to grow. You can use it in a salad or make kale soup. You can make nutritious kale chips with them as well. Toscano kale has a long stock with bumpy green leafs on it. It has 0 fat, 0 acid, 22g of carbs, and 6.1g of protein. It has very high sodium. The lowest temperature it can grow in is 20*F, and it will start to become bitter and tough at 80*F. When harvesting, trim the leafs off your toscano kale then wash them. Watch out when bugs get on your kale if you do, trim off the infested leafs. Remember eating veggies is good for you and Toscano kale is just one of the many veggies that you can grow in a winter garden.
Planting time for arugula is around early spring or fall, it takes about 38 days to grow. It can take full sun and can tolerate partial shade. People commonly eat arugula in sandwiches, salads, pizza and other foods. It is very low in calories, but it is high in vitamin A and C. One cup of arugula is only four calories and in every cup there is 1 gram of my carbohydrates, and half a cup of dietary fiber, protein six tents of a gram of protein. Arugula is highly drought resistant, also it only needs a little water to grow. It has high levels of iron and copper making it a good substitute for spinach. It has a little of a peppery flavor. It is a hydrating food that will keep you well hydrated.
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.