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Tonight's salad harvest

03 May 2009
13°C / 55°F

I harvested enough greens for another salad today. 15 greens tonight, about the same mix as yesterday, except with more arugula and less spinach.

Bottom row, left to right: red-veined sorrel, onion seedling, mizuna, unknown mustard (from my Asian baby leaf mix), Tokyo bekana, cress, miner’s lettuce, Osaka purple mustard (from my Asian baby leaf mix), tatsoi, sylvetta arugua

Top row, left to right: red Russian kale, teton spinach, red orach (top side), red orach (bottom side), mystery beet thinnings, arugula.

I love the way the bottom side of the orach looks — it’s luminous. Also, the Tokyo bekana cabbage is a real winner. I love how crisp it is, and it’s trouble free to grow.






Folia Helper

United States5b

I love your photo. It reminds me of Victorian botanical illustrations. I would love to frame it and hang it in my kitchen.

Posted on 04 May 09 (about 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States7

Thanks! I was imagining one of those illustrations as I laid all the leaves out. I wanted to have the photo as reference for what the leaves look like so that I can identify them in the future. I think I’ve already screwed up though — the leaf I identified as sylvetta arugula (bottom right) might really be broadleaf cress, which I know I harvested but forgot to include in the photograph. I’ll have to take a photo of those two leaves separately next time.

Posted on 04 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

A great “key to greens”! Neat photo. :)

Posted on 04 May 09 (about 10 years ago)

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