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27 Apr 2009
Sunny 13°C / 56°F

today I made my first big salad for 6. I’m still at the ramping up production stage, so this was an all day affair. It was too hot to do much at a time without getting dizzy. So first I went and collected a bunch of dandelion leaves. Then I collected all the lambs quarters growing between the bricks in the kitchen garden. Then I thinned more spinach. Then I took some outer leaves of lettuce from both the kitchengarden and the winter garden, and chicory and arugula from the winter garden. Then I harvested a ton of mustard microgreens, and a few violets for good looks.

I took the row covers off the kitchen garden beds. I took the smallest section and arranged it to cover just the carrots, which I think benefit from its presence. At least, that’s what I’ve read. I’ll take it off when I see more signs of germination over there. One radish’s top had dried up and died, so I was forced to eat it. It was about 1cm across and very yummy. The broccoli rabe has started to flower. The erba stella also looks like it’s starting to flower.


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ceae

ceae

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Canada6a

That’s great! No way could I get a salad for 6 right now. I think next year I’ll have to get some row covers. I meant to do it this year and then, um, just didn’t!

Posted on 27 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)

What a beautiful salad. The violets really add a zing to it.

Posted on 27 Apr 09 (about 10 years ago)

“microgreens” – cute!

Posted on 01 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

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