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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.
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?

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?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.