Late fall gardening season is slowly creeping up, and with that, our leafy green salad gardens are prospering like none other! Leafy greens such as lettuce, kale, and arugula, are hardy plants who love to be just a little bit chilly while they grow in your container garden.
The great thing about these greens being in season now is that, despite colder weather, you’re still given a reason to get out and spend some time with your garden – getting your hands a bit dirty is always a quick fix to a stressful day. Stay inspired in the kitchen this fall and winter with fresh leafy greens from your garden!
Learn more about growing greens in this year’s cool season.
What Plants to Grow in my Salad Garden?
Leafy greens are the perfect fall crop because they thrive in cooler temperatures. They are quick and easy to grow, along with being a simply delicious addition to your favorite salad recipes – after all, what else compares to taking that first bite of a salad knowing that you grew the fresh ingredients with your own two hands?
When you’re planting your greens this season, use your container garden to ensure that you can bring those plant babes indoors once the first frost settles.
Below is a list of all of the leafy greens that will prosper in your fall salad garden.
- Romaine Lettuce
- Kale, all varieties
- Bok Choy
- Collard Greens
- Loose Leaf Lettuce Varieties
For a full guide on what to grow in your green fall garden, as well as when to grow it, take a look at this insightful article!
Why Grow Leafy Greens?
We know greens are good for you, but growing your own adds that personal touch that makes them just so much more enjoyable. By having immediate and reliable access to plenty of healthy greenery, like spinach or kale, you can make small sustainable changes to your eating habits for better health in the long run.
Consuming leafy greens also has a slew of positive health benefits. For example, improve your cholesterol, get a better night of sleep, meet your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients, and reduce inflammation all by adding more greens to your meals. To learn more about the health benefits of going green, take a look at this article about your 5 Favorite Leafy Greens.
Why Start my Garden Now?
As the weather cools down, it is easy to find yourself in a slump; the air bites at you when you go outside, the sun doesn’t shine as often, and it can become more difficult to find the motivation to continue growing – in the garden, and in your heart.
By starting your salad container garden now, you’re investing in your happiness for the winter season. Gardening through the winter can give you a chance to relieve stress, find joy in routine and growth, while also providing you with delicious greens to make fresh and healthy salads with. Your cool-season green garden is just the ticket to keep you moving this winter.
We believe in seeking growth all year round. Sometimes you need to get creative in finding working solutions, however, your garden will always be there to provide small moments of joy and success. While you’re growing an abundant, leafy salad garden, take a look at these 3 Heart Healthy Recipes for inspiration.