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May 2 Harvest

01 May 2009
7°C / 44°F

Salad season has kicked into full gear. No more stretching thinnings to make a salad, just fullblown straight up salad. Today’s harvest was a lovely salad with a bit of everything, including radishes.

While I was out picking salad, I noticed that the nasturtiums and bunching onions are sprouting.


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Nice looking salad. I have always thought that here in the UK they must puff up the bags of bagged salad in the supermarket with CO2 to give them a longer shelf life- any thoughts if that is done in the US?

Posted on 03 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
cristyn

cristyn

Folia Helper

United States5b

No idea. But I suppose they must do anything and everything they think will extend the shelf life.

Posted on 03 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

That was such a good looking salad, I clicked on the photo just to see it all.

Posted on 03 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
Katxena

Katxena

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United States7

I’ve read a bit about the bagged salad industry (uh, yeah, I read a lot of weird stuff) and they do put gasses into the bags in the US to keep the salads “fresh” — the specific mix of gasses is an industrial secret.

Your salad looks great Cmagnus — I’m jealous of your radishes! Mine aren’t quite ready to harvest yet.

Posted on 04 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

Wow – salad already in zone 5? Way to go! I could have a salad big enough for a doll’s tea party, but that’s about it.

Posted on 04 May 09 (about 10 years ago)
cristyn

cristyn

Folia Helper

United States5b

I planted about a month earlier than I thought I’d be able to. It’s my reward for going with gut feelings instead of the numbers.

Posted on 04 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

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