Seed Swaps

general update

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.






Folia Helper


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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