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How to Grow Curly Endive

Curly endive is a gourmet salad green with a distinctive texture and sharp taste. Start seeds indoors for a late-spring harvest.

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Top 22 Leafy Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. Planning Your Crops

    When faced with a vast choice of vegetables and only a small garden to plant them in, it is difficult to decide what to grow. Plan how ...

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  2. 2. How to Grow Watercress

    As the name suggests, watercress is a water-loving plant. Give it the proper site and you’ll enjoy this peppery perennial green f...

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. How to Grow Cabbage

    Cabbage is a delightfully crunchy vegetable that is easily grown in spring and fall.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi and Asian Greens

    With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointm...

  5. 5. How to Grow Leafy Vegetables and Herbs

    Everyone has room for a little pot of herbs or a window box of salad leaves. They are so easy to grow that you'll wonder how you manage...

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  6. 6. How to Grow Arugula

    Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that is prized for its strong, peppery flavor. Like most lettuces, it is very easy to grow.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Growing Brassicas

    Brassicas are one of the hardiest winter crops, but also includes many summer favorites and Asian greens.

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  8. 8. How to Grow Swiss Chard

    Swiss chard is a cool-weather vegetable grown for its tasty leaves. The DIY Network garden experts show how to grow this tasty crop.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. Cut-and-Come-Again Window Box

    Cut-and-come-again salads are one of the quickest and easiest crops to grow from seed and, when grown in a window box, could not be mor...

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  10. 10. Salad and Leafy Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula

    With dozens of leafy, salad vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappo...

  11. 11. How to Grow Mesclun Salad in a Container

    Salad greens grow great in containers. For a nice variety of lettuces, plant a mesclun mix, which contains a blend of seeds.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Grow Cauliflower

    Cauliflower is a finicky cool-season vegetable. But with a little guidance, almost any backyard gardener can cultivate a bumper crop.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Grow Kale

    Kale is one of the hardiest plants around, making it a snap to grow in nearly every backyard garden.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. How to Grow Broccoli

    Broccoli is a slow-growing cool-season crop that yields delicious edible flower buds.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Grow Radicchio

    Radicchio is a gourmet green prized for its peppery bite. Plant a crop in early spring for an early summer treat.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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