How to harvest: Harvest entire stalks by cutting near to the base once mature. You can also harvest the outer and lower leaves as the plant develops.

Price: € 1,50/ stuk or € 1,50/ 100g (only leaves)

Meal ideas: Also known as stem lettuce, the thick but tender inner stems are the star of the show here. Cut them up into strips or chunks (you may need to cut or peel the outer layer off first) and add to stir fries for a taste and texture sensation somewhere in between asparagus and bamboo shoots. Check out this simple recipe to get you started. Also great for making pickles!