Tag Archives: Perennial Salad Garden

Micro Mache

Corn salad is a true cold weather crop, don’t bother trying to get a head start on spring by starting seedling in doors, corn salad won’t sprout if it’s too warm. Truthfully I am not a fan of corn salad … Continue reading

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Acquiring a Taste for Arugula

Before Arugula is gone for the year I thought it was a fitting good bye to talk about our hate/love relationship. Before I started growing my own I didn’t particularly like arugula. Arugula manifested in my garden as a zero … Continue reading

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Confession of a Salad Hater

My husband just copped to hating salad! When I used to have to purchase salad greens, we always had a big bag of pre washed greens in our fridge. I love greens of all shapes and sizes, I make huge meal … Continue reading

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A Lettuce Less Salad Garden

I am giving up growing lettuce. When I first started my food garden I somehow felt obligated to grow lettuce. I looked at so many enticing pictures of small gardens packed with lush, decorative, colourful lettuces it somehow seemed mandatory. … Continue reading

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Perennial Arugula

When I first started gardening I had no idea just how perennial arugula really was! Most seed packages suggest arugula is grown as an annual but here on the west coast arugula is a drought tolerant, grow anywhere, tenacious self … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Plant for Spring-In Theory

After a simply splendid clear sunny weekend I couldn’t wait to get some seeds in the ground, then, most unexpectedly we got snowed on again! Everything was just starting to come to life in the garden and as I planted … Continue reading

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My Favorite Perennial Salad

This low maintenance mix of arugula, perpetual spinach and sorrel, will rival any annual “spring greens mix” or “mescluns”, without the hassle of constantly re-sowing, or successive planting. In my garden the perennial greens are much more drought tolerant than … Continue reading

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