On Saturday, having been away for several days during the week (and therefore pining for fresh veg, particularly salad) I harvested a few of the lettuces and another endive for our dinner. Here's a picture:
|Three types of lettuce and a Curly Endive|
I had a close look at all the salads under their fleece covers, and found that many of them had a few brown, mouldy leaves -- perhaps a bit of botyritis-type mould. Nothing too serious, but just to be on the safe side I decided to give them an airing. I opened-up the fleece covers, removed the damaged leaves and left the plants exposed for a few hours. I hope this will have helped.
The Rossa di Verona chicories are coming on nicely. They won't be ready for a while yet (though we could already eat them as baby salad leaves, I suppose), but their colour is turning darker now. In due course they will form dense hearts.
|"Rossa di Verona" chicories|
|Chocory and Endive side by side|
|Some different types of Chicory, from a mixed pack|
BTW: I'm still hoping somebody will help me to conclusively identify the one on the right in the picture above -- the one with the long serrated leaves. Any ideas? (Any Italian readers out there, maybe?)