Tasty superfood salad leaves
Say hello to the original superfood salad. Eaten for thousands of years in Central America and increasingly popular as a grow your own salad mix. Varieties included: Red Army (red), Passion (variegated) and Green Giant (green).
- Rich, earthy flavour
- Vibrant colourful leaves
- Excellent alternative to spinach
- Eaten for thousands of years in Central America
We love a superfood that looks fab, tastes delicious and helps keeps us healthy…and this one does all of the above! A popular alternative to spinach, the Andean Superfood Mix produces impressive leaves that work well in salads all summer long.
Sow thinly in a finely raked, warm, moist soil, or in pots. Cover the seed lightly with compost and firm gently. Thin resulting seedlings to 3cm spacings and grow on keeping the soil moist. It should be possible to take the first 'clippings' with scissors around 21-28 days after sowing. Harvest the seedlings when around 3cm above the soil and allow young plants to produce new leaf growth. It should be possible to repeat this process 2-3 times, but we recommend a fortnightly sowing to ensure mini salad production throughout the summer. It is important to harvest young for baby leaves, alternatively space plants at 30cm intervals and grow on for stir-fry veg.