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Growing your own green salad
It seems like bad timing that just as salad season reaches its peak, the heat makes lettuce bolt.
One way of getting round that is to grow the loose leaf or multi-leaf lettuce varieties, from which individual leaves can be harvested. They are less likely to bolt if planted in a cooler part of the garden, ideally in bed that receives morning sun but afternoon shade. Covering a bed with 40 percent shade cloth is another alternative.
In addition to the well known varieties like Lollo Rosso, Lollo Biondo and Red Oak Leaf, there is Multileaf which has four distinct leaf types; a curly green leaf, dark green leaf, red curly leaf with green internal colour and cherry red leaves. It’s available as a mature plant and can be transplanted into the garden or grown in pots.
Chive flower vinaigrette: Fill a small jar about 1/2 full of white vinegar. Add fresh flowers until the jar is full, making sure that the flowers stay submerged. Cover and let it steep in a dark cupboard for at least 2 weeks. The vinegar will change to a beautiful pink colour and the blossoms white, making an interesting topic of conversation at your next luncheon.