Tuesday, May 25, 2010

plOTTing and planting: Spring Greens

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This past weekend Ott, E and I harvested the first thing out of our garden for the season.  Spring Greens!!!!  We planted these right before Good Friday (so late March) and here they are ready to harvest already.  This consists of a variety of lettuce, argula, mustard, cale and other assorted greens. 

It was so nice to be able to walk outside, cut them off, and bring them in the house to make a salad with for dinner.  But of course I first had to rinse them off real good.  Break them up into some smaller pieces.

And then I added dried cranberries, cheese and salad dressing.  Probably in a couple of weeks I will have a second harvest of these same greens for another salad.  If you've never grown spring greens before I strongly suggest giving them a try.  They are quick and easy to grow and in some cases the featherly leaf's or bold colors of the leaves can add some texture to a regular iceberg lettuce salad.       

23 comments:

Jenny said...

We had our first salad greens last night too. Mine were kind of bitter, I think I waited too long to pick them. Going to try some newer growth tonight and see if that makes a difference. If not, I know to strike that type from my list.

Katie said...

mmm...and I haven't even put in my veggies yet! That is a project for after school gets out on Friday!

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siteseer said...

looks yummy. Gotta be a good feeling to grow your own food.

Sarah said...

Ooh, so fun to harvest the first produce from your garden. Looks like some tasty lettuce.

~Holly~ said...

Hi there, I'm on Jami's garden tour. Yummy! I can't wait until my greens are ready. I'm really Jonesing for a salad. Yours looks so good!

Jami said...

Yeah- we just had our first salads last week. They are just so tender.

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Heather said...

Hi Amy! Yum, your salad sounds delish... I have used some spinach on veggie sandwiches we made recently. I have plenty of greens but need to get my garden brain to remember that when I am at the grocery... just bought more spinach, ugh!

ps. thanks for the shout out and the award the other day... gotta get on that:)

Adriane said...

We have been enjoying our salads too. Probably won't be for too much longer because it is hot around here. We love to use cranberries in our salads too. It gives a sweet tanginess. MMMMM...

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Oh yum, nothing is better than fresh greens from the garden, looks beautiful!

What's in a name... said...

We are also growing tomatoes, chillies and plums..doesn't it feel good when you get to pick out fresh from you own garden..

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Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

I love greens! We bought some turnip greens at the Farmers Market last Saturday. I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be your follower.

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SmartShopaholic said...

YUM! I can't wait until we can harvest some greens from our garden. We planted a little later than you.

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Haupi said...

I looks good, but I'm surprised that it would be ready to harvest this quickly. I didn't know greens grew that fast. Good to know, thanks!

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LC said...

That salad really looks good! Larry

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this looks great! It's not often that I say salad looks amazing, but it really does!

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

Working in my own veggie garden today. My lettuce is almost ready to eat! Yeah!!
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Paula said...

Yum! This looks wonderful - just getting our's planted tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing more of your veggies! Paula in Idaho

Erin said...

I think that is so cool...I am excited to have my own salad greens this year...yippee!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Yum! We had a mixed green salad from our garden tonight. So delicious! Yours look great!

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