Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall Salad Greens

This is our fall planted bed of spinach. It gives us a few leaves for great salads now, but will winter over and produce spinach very early in the spring. The plants do bolt quickly, but it is so wonderful to have spinach so early. We have had considerable critter trouble with our salad crops. That is the reason for the cage and the metal border around the bed. Selfish as we are we want to eat these greens ourselves.

Here we have a nice lettuce mix. We are enjoying having lettuce for salads now, knowing we will be using our calculator to see if we can afford it in the grocery store very soon.


cherry said...

I love fresh greens and the way you have these beds set up!

I see beautiful salads in your future
enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

You're not kidding about not being able to afford produce in the stores! How lucky you're able to have your garden through the winter. The spinach looks particularly nice...I prefer it to lettuce in salads. Especially when it is that small and tender!

Shibaguyz said...

WOOHOO for fall and winter gardens!! Good for you for taking that type of initiative and looking out for your produce future.