garden salad

by Stacy

Oh, what a difference two weeks makes:

lettuce mix - june 29

lettuce, july 10

The second pictures is even after a decent harvest! I tried to thin evenly so that smaller leaves could get more light. The seeds were from a packet of mixed lettuce types that I got from Eve. She said her crop is also thriving.

Now for my teachable moment. In junior high, I stopped eating meat. I recently started eating fish again a few years ago (nothing that blinks is my rule!). However, I have never considered salad to be a meal in and of itself. Sometimes you want a salad, yes, and you can add protein and all sorts of fancy bits. I like salad, but it’s not something for which I yearn. Arugula, pears, pecans and feta? Sign me up. Then again, I hadn’t eaten salad made with lettuce from my garden. Tender, buttery, and delicate.

lettuce mix

For lunch, I had a giant bowl of lettuce with olive oil, a splash of vinegar, and some black pepper. It was delicious.

mixed lettuce greens

With my next harvest, I’m thinking of making some tempeh bacon and assembling a nice BLT with a tomato from the garden. Deeeeeelicious.

While running errands today, I picked up some arugula seeds to replace my small crop that was decimated by aphids (and over-zealous spraying of said aphids – oops). Technically it’s a little late to start them, but I’ll keep it in the shade once it’s sprouted to keep it cooler and I think it should work okay.

Today was also my first compost harvest! Not gonna lie – compost does not make for good photos. But I’m working on a basic write-up for apartment compost. It’s close to finished, but needs a bit more work. Stay tuned!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

tater1112 July 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm

“I’m thinking of making some tempeh bacon and assembling a nice BLT”

Wouldn’t that be a TBLT?


stacy July 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Yes, or even a TLT, but “BLT” required less explanation, I thought, preceded by the bacon tempeh reference. ;p


Ronnie July 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm

“nothing that blinks is my rule!”

fyi you can eat snake, tortoise, guinea pig and crocodile.


stacy July 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Just because it doesn’t blink doesn’t mean I will eat it, but if it does blink, I won’t.

Also, guinea pigs do blink.


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