Growing Salad

In our garden we grow a few different types of leafy greens. When it’s time to make a salad, I take a bowl and a pair of scissors outside and gather what we need. A typical salad contains:

  • Spinach leaves
  • Beet leaves
  • Nasturtium leaves
  • Green garlic
  • Green onion
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro

With the leafy greens, cut the oldest growth first, the outer-most leaves. Just remember that when it comes to beets, the more leaves that you harvest, the fewer sugar factories to make a good beet-root. So if you are hoping to harvest big lush beets in the fall, you may want to go easy on the beet greens.

Nasturtium is my favourite. These flowering plants are very prolific and their pepper leaves make a great addition to a salad or sandwich.

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