Lovely dinner salad…

May 30, 2009

Ok, I do actually have things other than squash in the garden right now! This was my dinner last evening...still harvesting the last of the salad greens, baby style. Pulling the last round of carrots young as it's getting quite hot here now. Peppers, Swiss chard, basil and the first an orange cherry tomato. YUM. All varieties are test subjects for OG magazine, so you know the drill, can't tell you what they are or else I'd have to kill ya. Exceptions: 'Spicy Globe' basil and 'Big Bertha' pepper. The carrot is a long and slender type which, in our soil/climate, needs to be grown either in containers or raised beds. I usually grow the stubbier heirloom Chantenay types because they are easier to grow here. But this variety is doing well so far. The tomato is super tasty, although plants are kind of wimpy.

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Karen
May 31, 2009
3:08 am

That looks like a great dinner to me! So crisp and fresh, despite the heat. Funny that you are at the end of lettuce, for me it’s just really getting going!

Leslie Finical Halleck
May 31, 2009
8:45 am

We can grow lettuce greens from about September through end of May/Early June here. They are all starting to, or already have, bolted, but I’m still able to take off just the baby tips which still taste good. After today all the remains will be going to the chickens!

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