As the weather gets warmer, we tend to eat salads on a daily basis at home. We love any kind of leaf in our house, from rocket to spinach to baby beet green. We love mix and match leaves in our salads The combination of flavors mixed with some aromatic herbs, bring the salads to a whole new level – you will never be bored.
The salad bags you can find in the supermarkets are very handy but I find they work out very expensive and they tend to go off rather quickly so I decided to grow my own salads. Growing your own food brings me a great sense of well-being, of knowing where my food has been and what it has gone into growing them. It is just so nice!
You don’t need to have a big garden or a garden at all to grow your own salads. You only need a small outside space, a balcony, a window box, any space where you can put a pot in. I recently scored some wooden boxes from my local farmer’s market so I decided to grow them in them so I could move them around my garden depending whether they needed more or less sun.
I painted the box a rich blue color and I lined the inside with newspapers. I then put some compost and planted my chosen salad leaves (Salad Lettuce Leaf ‘Misticanza d’insalate’ / Lettuce ‘Lollo Rosso). My own salad garden ready to be eaten!
Ideally I would have liked to grow my salads from seeds but the weather has been so bad here that the idea of planting anything or getting out into the garden was not very appealing and I missed the planting season. I did make sure the plants I bought were organic and no chemicals had been used in them,
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