Growing and harvesting sweet potato leaves

growing and harvesting sweet potato

This blog post is on growing and harvesting sweet potato leaves. Sweet potato always has a special in my heart. During the Second World War as it was easy to grow crop in tropical climate therefore it sustain my ancestors during that period. Where at this period fresh food was hard to come by. Some … Read more

Little gem lettuce – growing and harvesting

gem lettuce picture

Along with growing my pak choi recently I grew little gem lettuce which has been blooming in my garden. I also grew it from seed. Sow the seeds about the same time as the pak choi Growing and harvesting Pak choi which is around early august. This blog is about little gem lettuce – growing and harvesting.


The seeds were then sown outside in early August without the use any form of heated device. I have grown it in a very windy greenhouse which has got lots of gaps. There wasn’t much room left on the raised beds or the borders at the moment so I planted them there. After sowing the seeds in sowing pots (I just just old yoghurt pots) I transfer them to a bigger plant pots containing multi purpose compost. They don’t need much care perhaps some protection from slugs and relatively disease free. Personally I don’t find little gem lettuce bolt (goes to produce flowers instead of leaves) as easily like pak choi. I can be just down to the pak choi variety that I am growing.

However as with most leafy greens they do have a life span of producing leaves. A constant sowing of little gem lettuce seeds (every 2-3 weeks) will ensure a regular supply.

Once the plant is mature (shown in the pictures here) just like harvesting pak choi pick the matured leaves as it grow in order to have a constant supply. They are make a great salad or as wrap to many dishes or sandwiches. It’s a versatile vegetable salad to grow.

gem lettuce growing and harvesting little gem lettuce