Salad Box II

17:06:00



Hey now. Check these guys out! Remember those seeds I sowed just earlier this month?? Well I'm showing my appreciation for all the growing they've done by eating them. Last night I snipped out some of those coriander leaves for a chunky what-needs-to-be-eaten salad, tonight I'm targeting delicate little dill fronds for salmon and pasta primavera.

Contemplating having a winter salad box too, or on the other hand, will it get soggy, frozen and actually not be worth it? Hmmm. This is when I get greedy and start wishing for a conservatory or built in orangery to save walking all of the 550 yards into the walled garden to pick from my winter veg beds. La-zy.
The rest of today's haul: lettuce (2 kinds), spring onions, 'Flamingo' swiss chard and OMG-that's-orange marigolds.

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3 comments

  1. 550 yards can be a long way when the temperatures below 5 and your half way through cooking dinner....just helping the justification process along...

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  2. Over here in Oregon, I allowed two plants from the rainbow chard mesclun mix to survive to adulthood and go to seed, and that provided me with a never-ending bed of beautiful chard. I grew up in California across the street from a lush strip of free Swiss chard downhill from a neighbor's garden. Really, one plant would probably be enough to satisfy the needs of my entire household, since I'm the only one who likes chard. Sad, isn't it?

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  3. Very sad. When you visit we shall feast on swiss chard of every colour!

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