What is the healthiest way to prepare spinach?

What is the healthiest way to prepare spinach?

Blanching Spinach Take out the blanched spinach and immediately plunge it in a pot of cold water. This method is the most effective and recommended! Blanched spinach is perfectly cooked, harmful bacteria are killed, and the spinach does not lose its nutrients.

Should I let arugula flower?

Arugula flower buds and flowers are edible, and the petals are particularly good when snipped into summer salads.

Can you grow rocket in winter?

Rocket, radishes, salad leaves, parsley and mint are all expen-sive in winter yet easy to grow at home. The ground is as well growing something as sitting there empty.

Do courgette plants die in winter?

Courgettes are not frost hardy, which means the plant should be protected from frost and not planted out until late May/ June when the risk of frosts has passed. Even then if it is cold, or a chilly wind, cover with a cloche until the weather picks up.

What can I plant now for winter veg?

Top 10 Vegetables to Grow Over Winter

  1. Onions and Shallots.
  2. Garlic.
  3. Spring Onions.
  4. Perpetual Spinach.
  5. Broad Beans.
  6. Peas.
  7. Asparagus.
  8. Winter Salads.

What veg can I plant in November?

Vegetable seeds to sow in November

  • Salad leaves. Salad leaves like mizuna, mustard and spinach are an easy win. ...
  • Spring onion 'Performer' Hardier varieties of spring onion, such as 'Performer', can be sown in autumn for winter and spring harvests. ...
  • First early peas.

What veggies do you plant in autumn?

8 Fast-Growing Vegetables for Autumn

  • Rocket. Rocket rushes to bolt when grown in spring, but autumn crops grow into lush plants with big, flavourful leaves. ...
  • Pak Choi. Pak choi (shown at the top of the page) grows with amazing speed, with dwarf or “baby” strains growing from seed to table in only six weeks. ...
  • Collards. ...
  • Lettuce. ...
  • Mustard. ...
  • Radishes. ...
  • Spinach. ...
  • Turnips.