Joy Larkom shares her advice on growing the perfect salad garden with tons of new plant varieties and vegetables to try that go far beyond lettuce.
Among the manicured lawns edged with rhododendrons and ornamental grasses, one front yard stands out with rows of arugula, spinach and tomatoes. The grass is confined to the periphery of the yard.
It’s been nearly two decades since the once mighty iceberg lettuce descended to the ranks of white Wonder Bread. In its place ‘designer greens,’ with names like radicchio, tatsoi, mizuna, chervil, arugula and endive, are garnishing meals at the finest restaurants and at homes across Canada.