Saturday June 6, 2020

Nourish with a flourish

Spuds you may like, but what about growing something more unusual this season? Gardening expert Dermot O’Neill explains how to grow five delicious foods that you won’t find in the supermarket

6th May, 2018
Dermot O’Neill is an ambassador for the Gro Mór campaign Pic: Brian Mcevoy

This is a dwarf 18th-century American heirloom lettuce, and was one of Thomas Jefferson’s favourites. It is distinctive for its delicate pale green leaves, which form a medium-sized Boston-type head maturing at a very low size. It is perfect for pots and balconies.

Growing Lettuce ‘Tennis Ball’ is very straightforward. Barely cover the seed and keep the seed beds moist at all times. Never allow them to dry out. For best results, rich,...

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