Salad Leaves: a snip!

This is the time of year to begin planting salad leaves. With a little watering and care, they just grow on your window sill or anywhere outside, and will provide a neverending supply of fresh, crunchy, tasty leaves for your table. Just imagine… no need to make a trip to the shops and pay, just walk outside your back door and snip!

Last week I bought a Mixed Salad Growing Kit in Lidl and planted it immediately. All it will need for now is scant watering and protection from frost. They were also selling healthy-looking Little Gem lettuce plants – these are now growing outside my back door, protected by a few slug pellets.

Now that the vernal equinox has passed, and the clocks have gone forward, I’m hoping to set up a plastic cloche for growing seeds in trays and looking forward to all sorts of bounty on the kitchen table this summer.

About haysparks

Viewing the world, the human condition, our history, evolution and health through the prism of food.
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