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    goddess is offline Sprouter
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    Default salad leaves,beetroot leaves

    sowed some beetroot seeds about 2 weeks ago in a shallow seed tray mainly to harvest their leaves for salad.they have come through and now moved from windowsill to unheated greenhouse. it looks like its gonna be another month or so to pick any leaves as they look weak (or may be thats how they look like as never grown them before).what are other grapes picking for salad leaves at present?can any one recommend any fast growing varieties as running out of patience here ?

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    Hi goddess - I sowed a little trough on the windowsill with lettuce/radish/beet/spinach/turnip 6 weeks ago and started eating the leaves (as I'm too impatient - they were only little!) last week.

    If you want something really quick, put a few peas in a pot, they'll sprout within days and you can nip off the tops and add to salads when they are arbout 6" high - they'll regrow - I was eating mine within 3-4 wks.
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    a mixed salad seed collection, mustards, mizuna and similar. The first sowing is now ready to start cutting and along with the pea shoots should make a tasty salad. I have also sowed bulls blood beetroot for leaves and they took a while to show.

    personally I think radish are rather too pungent to eat in a salad and if too large some of the leaves are rather spikey
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    When did you sow yours, Serenity?

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    personally I think radish are rather too pungent to eat in a salad and if too large some of the leaves are rather spikey
    I'm growing them for the leaves - picking them when the leaves are about 1-2"
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    am only growing radish for the root this year but did try the leaves last year and they were really not my cup of tea. I think there are 2 types of leaves. maybe the spikey ones are the latter leaves

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    Where did you get bull's blood seeds from serenity as i can't find any in catalouges?hazel ,i do have three pots (empty ice cream containers) with pea shoots on window sill but iam greedy as i am after more!!i have a little container of mizuna in un heated grennhouse which is delicious and will definetly grow alot more of it next autumn.g

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    T&M. I think it was in the salad section rather than beetroot. I think sarah raven may stock them too

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    Thanks alot.i bought seeds from sarah raven last year but pumpkin was a mixture rather than what i wanted.i also think that she charges more than everyone else.g

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