Thursday, February 20, 2014

Why would you buy lettuce?

The salad bed just keeps on kicking.


Months ago we threw a bunch of seeds out there and raked them in... a few weeks later, we started getting some baby greens... and now we have so much we can't eat it all.

This is so easy. Why would you ever buy tasteless pesticide-laced iceberg lettuce from the grocery when you could be growing healthy, organic, nutrient-rich greens for pennies?

I'd say our seed cost on this bed was about $5. For hundreds of salads.

You can't beat that.

UPDATE: For those asking about the varieties, the predominant salad mixture was a sample seed packet I was handed by someone at one of my talks. The company is called High Mowing Seeds, and the variety and germination rate was excellent. The exact packet is here.

The remaining seeds were old packets we found here and there. Brassicas, lettuces, mustards, etc.

3 Comments:

At February 20, 2014 at 3:29 PM , Anonymous octavio sanchez said...

Beatiful your salad garden. Which variety do you plant ?

 
At February 21, 2014 at 6:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you give us a list of what you've got in there? It looks great!
-Ivy Mae

 
At February 21, 2014 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Yes, to an extent.

We had a sampler packet of salad greens from High Mowing Seeds - this one:

http://www.highmowingseeds.com/organic-seeds-high-mowing-mesclun-mix.html

To that, we also threw in some leftover packets. There seem to be lettuces, mustards, some sort of cabbage, rocket, arugula and a couple of other things, not to mention the chickweed I let pop up.

BTW, great germination rate and vitality on the High Mowing seeds. I was impressed. I need to order more from them.

 

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