Gourmet Lettuce and Mustard Greens

June 5, 2008

I started my lettuce and mustard greens indoors mid-April and transplanted them outside in mid-May.  They’re really happy in their location which is on the eastern side of my tomato trellis.  As the season goes on, these lettuce and mustard green plants will be shaded by the tomato plants and will result in slower bolting (a.k.a. going to seed) in the summer months.

I planted a few trays of Gourmet Heirloom Loose Leaf Lettuce mix which includes Black Seeded Simpson, Red Oak Leaf, Red Deer Tongue, Bronze Arrow & Cracoviensis.  I also planted some Mustard Green mix of Mizuna, Red Giant, Southern Giant Curled, Tatsoi, Tendergreen and Osaka Purple as well as some Persian Broadleaf Cress.

Since all the seeds came mixed in a glassine envelope I have no idea which is which, except for the most obvious leaf types.  I’m pretty sure this is Red Deer Tongue lettuce:

A mix of Mustard Greens:

More Mustard Greens.  I think the rounded one in the bottom right is Tatsoi:

This is definitely Persian Broadleaf Cress:

Once I figure out who is who, I’ll post some more pictures of individual leaves.  Right now all I can say is they taste pretty delicious mixed up in a salad with some lemon vinaigrette.

2 Responses to “Gourmet Lettuce and Mustard Greens”

  1. gg Says:

    I have the exact same leaf lettuce mix as you, although mine were directs seeded outside, so are still pretty tiny.

    You have definitely identified the tatsoi correctly! It’s a favourite of mine.

  2. Kathy Says:

    Hi gg,

    I’ve been eating salad like crazy, even brought some into work to share. I really should be better about picking them when they’re small as some of these leaves are huge!


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