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Suddenly Salads

May 14th, 2015

I have had people ask why I take the time to start lettuce from seed under grow lights. This is why:
Lettuce from the Garden
freshly harvested lettuce from the garden
I’ve been harvesting salads from the garden every single night for the past three weeks. It’s been fantastic to have freshly harvested greens. My direct seeded lettuce is still tiny.
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For me, I save a lot of money by spending fifteen minutes seeding a flat of lettuce in March. I also love planting already established lettuces because they grow much quicker and shade out the weeds much faster, which means less work weeding for me!

What are you harvesting and loving from your garden right now?

2 Comments to “Suddenly Salads”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 14, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Susy, I’ve not harvested any thing from the garden just yet. My lettuce seed and radish seed went directly into the ground in April. It’s coming along nicely but just not ready to harvest just yet. However, I’m getting close to harvesting a lettuce volunteer from the path of the garden that came up with gusto this Spring. Black-Seeded Simpson is the lettuce I like to grow. It’s sweet and tender. It mixes well with other greens for a tasty salad. I never thought I’d be critiquing greens from the garden ever in my life but yet here I am in retirement doing just that. It’s great and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Enjoy your salads.

    Have a great Suddenly Salads day.

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  2. whit on May 14, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Your salads look scrumptious! We’ve been enjoying baby kale, radishes, and lots of asparagus.

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