December's Limited Release SeedlingsLettuce Grow | DECEMBER 1, 2021
Taylor’s scarf. Santa’s suit. There’s a lot to be said for a hearty serving of scarlet. This month, we’re bringing two limited edition leafy greens to your holiday party, infused with eye-popping (and festive) cheer. Meet Red Spinach and Red Butter Lettuce, this winter’s coveted limited release seedlings.
Learn more about these seedlings below and stop by our store to order them before they’re gone for good!
Get to Know Red Spinach
With striking veins and a novel shape that resembles arugula, red spinach offers a mild taste and colorful touch to your go-to salad mix. Eat it raw for a gentle, earthy, and slightly sweet experience, or cook to unleash a slightly more robust - and slightly tangy - flavor.
This cold-tolerant seedling is a true breeze to grow, even during chilly winter months. Harvest the entire plant at once for a salad bowl that’s filled to the brim, but don’t be afraid to cut and come again. (That’s the perfect way to mix and match for the ultimate salad bar, if you ask us.)
It turns out, Popeye’s favorite perks know no bounds when it comes to color. Just like classic green spinach, red spinach has incredible health benefits, especially because it’s an effortless source of vitamins A, C, and E. Not only can magnesium in red spinach regulate blood sugar levels, but the leafy staple serves as an iron-rich, anemia-fighting superfood. Red spinach is also a great source of fiber, so it’s an ideal choice for aiding digestion and safe weight loss.
Get to Know Red Butter Lettuce
What’s in a name? Delicate, buttery flavor. This elegant seedling adds a stunning touch to any salad bowl, but it’s also the ultimate base for nuts, seeds, berries, and crumbles of cheese.
These colorful leaves are hardy and easy to raise, even in the winter. Feel free to pick a few here and there for salad mixes or wraps, but don’t miss a chance to harvest an entire stunning head at least once.
If you’re looking for plenty of nutrients with none of the calories, red butter lettuce is the efficient superfood for you! In just a few cups of this salad-ready essential, you’ll meet (and surpass) your daily Vitamin A and K requirements. Like this month’s other red-infused favorite, this variation of butter lettuce features more iron than its exclusively green counterparts. Plus, you’ll find this butter lettuce’s high water content to be dependably hydrating and filling, whether it’s part of a side dish or an entree.
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