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Leafy Greens



Leafy Greens

CULTURE: Gently shake the packet to mix the seeds. Tap the packet to sprinkle seeds about 60 seeds per foot in a 2-4" wide band, lightly cover ( 1/8"), and firm gently. Dry soil must be sprinkled to ensure even germination. Begin harvesting in about 3 weeks by clipping with scissors; most plants in the mix will regrow.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 180' of 3" wide band/oz., 2,800'/lb.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: See individual mixes.
PACKET: 2 gm. (avg. 1,200 seeds) sows about 20'.


Leafy Greens


THE BENEFITS OF GREENS

Leafy Greens come from all corners of the globe and have just as many uses as there are varieties. Whether harvested at full size and bunched or at the baby stage, greens will add wonderful flavors, textures, and colors to your salad mixes.

Leafy vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing a host of phytochemicals, such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene. One study showed that an increment of one daily serving of green leafy vegetables, lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 11 percent.