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Bring on the Salad Bowl

August 8th, 2008

A few weeks ago I ordered some lettuce seeds. I started them on the 23 of July. I put them in the basement where it’s cool (lettuce likes cool weather). A couple days later they germinated and then under the grow lights they went. This is what they looked like on July 27th.
I can’t believe how quickly these seedlings grew. I think the secret this time was the Dr Earth Starter Fertilizer that I added to my seed starting mix. From now I’ll be using this with all my seeds.

Today the seedlings went outside on the back deck to get ready for planting in the garden. They’ll stay there a couple days to get used to the sun & wind.

So what kinds of lettuce do I have for our late summer & fall salad bowl?

Black Seeded Simpson

Green Jericho Romaine Lettuce

Simpson Elite Lettuce

Red Sails Lettuce

I also started some Red Ruby cabbage for the fall.

The spinach seeds I started haven’t germinated much yet. I have one that’s just starting to emerge.

I can’t wait for all these salads.

4 Comments to “Bring on the Salad Bowl”
  1. Joe on August 24, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome! Being the novice gardener that I am, I couldn’t understood why my mesclun seedlings never took off.

    I later discovered it was because I didn’t give them a single ounce of fertilizer. Doh!

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  2. Susy on August 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Yep, I would highly recommend this Dr Earth product. I have made my own organic fertilizer, but this stuff just work great!

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  3. Isla Watson on June 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.-;.

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  4. woodsaladbowls on September 3, 2010 at 10:38 am

    great……your picture is simply great….

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