Winter salad leaves are excellent value, especially oriental varieties and they should be sown, now, in the autumn. These cut-and-come-again salad leaves can be grown outside in the vegetable garden, in tubs or in window boxes. They grow well in the cooler temperatures and lower light levels of autumn.
Salad leaves to sow in autumn are:
Rocket – small, mild tender leaves
Land Cress – Variegated Winter – crisp & tangy
Mizuna – good taste & crunchy stem
This patch of Mustard – variety Mizuna – is doing well in Yorkshire. The center leaves are cut out with scissors, & provide fresh winter salad leaves with a bite! It is a good winter salad to sow in autumn.