Can you help me to identify this plant?

KjackJuly 31, 2012

I assumped that this was lettuce as I planted a Bistro Blend garden mix and in the middle of my other stuff - this guy came up. However, the leaves are course and I'm no so sure that this is lettuce. Can you help me?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
farmerdill

Not lettuce, appears to be a brassica. Some Bistro mixes contain Asian greens.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
itzybitzy_gw(7NC)

You pic is not very clear but it kinda looks like kale,perhaps red russian.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

I agree with Itzybitzy. Looks very much like my Red Russian/Ragged Jack kale. I've had it in a mesclun mix from Baker Creek and also grown it alone. I prefer it cooked when it gets larger.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 11:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Slimy_Okra(2b)

Definitely red russian kale. Stir fry it with a bit of garlic, salt, olive oil and hot peppers. Delicious. Very nutritious green, head and shoulders above lettuce. Very young leaves can be used in salads.
I'm not sure what elevation you are in Colorado but in my zone 2b, kale continues growing until Halloween which is 6 weeks after first frost.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:13AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best kind of mulch for vegetable garden
What kind of mulch is recommended for a veggie garden?...
Peter
what varieties of watermelons are you growing?
what varieties of watermelons are you growing?
gridgardener
Organic Hydoponic Nutrients
We grow in organic vegetables in coco coir ans spray...
little sur farm
Cucumber leaves turning white
Hi, I am totally new to having any sort of garden and...
wanderess
over wintering cabbage family for second year seed
I'm interested in which cabbage family vegetables I...
matthias_lang
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™