About Bellingen Seedsavers

We are a group of like-minded growers of edible and useful heritage plant varieties in the Bellingen area of northeast New South Wales, Australia.

Our climate varies from frost-free coastal areas to inland river valleys and highlands with frosts. Bellingen has an average annual rainfall of 1507ml.

Sunday 26 May 2013

Alternatives to lettuce that suit our climate.

Why try to grow lettuce in our hot summers?

We can easily grow Basella, Edible Hibiscus, Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus Sabdiffera), Lebanese Cress, Brazil Spinach, Egyptian Spinach,  and other heat loving salad vegetables. Perpetual Silver Beet survives the heat reasonably well. Herbs also add to a salad. Try nasturtiums for the flowers and leaves.
Baby Amaranth leaves are useful in salads.

Brazil Spinach loves the heat and humidity.
Baby Silver Beet leaves, and Beetroot leaves, are also suitable.

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