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Homegrown Goodness

February 23rd, 2016

Even though the garden is still sleeping, I’m harvesting greens for my salad. It’s not a huge amount, maybe 25% of the greens we currently eat, but it’s something. All these little leafs come from a few containers I have under grow lights and the thinnings from a few seedlings of greens.
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It’s especially nice that the greens I’m adding to store bought lettuce are radicchio leaves, so the little bitterness they carry helps round out the sweeter leaves.

What is your typical first harvest from the garden?

2 Comments to “Homegrown Goodness”
  1. Hilary mank on February 23, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Have enjoyed reading your blog! It’s amazing how much we enjoy these little bits of food we grow this time of year!

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  2. Nebraska Dave on February 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Susy, this year I tried the soil sprouting and didn’t even know there was an entire book written about it. My buckets in the basement have been providing lettuce and radish greens for about a month. The actual outside garden will not be plantable for another month and even then it will be just cold weather crops. The first outside garden crop that I harvest is usually lettuce and radishes. I’m trying some Swiss chard this year. I grew some a few years ago and liked the taste. It was very cold hardy and I finally just pulled it out during the fall garden cleanup. It dealt with the hot summer well so it’s a great all around green salad plant. I don’t know why I never planted it again.

    Have a great salad green harvest from under the grow lights.

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