Last Thursday I had to re seed my Tuscan Kale and Swiss Chard--the transplants were way too delicate. Perhaps they were too young as well. The other problem was that they were my trial run in egg cartons and I didn't like it. It dried out very fast and I noticed that the roots were attaching to the egg carton. I figured that I could have planted the carton in the ground, but worried that it wouldn't really degrade fast enough and then the roots wouldn't have room.
On to Daphne's Dandelions Harvest Monday. We have been enjoying lettuce, fennel, and spinach salad from our overwintered veggies....need to do more of them for sure. A new simple dressing we are enjoying is just EVOO, a little seasoned rice vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Sometimes we add parmigiano region cheese. Thanks to our friend Michele for that recipe! Also enjoyed Jamie Oliver's suggesting with the swiss chard greens and sautéed them with garlic (as usual) but also added the fennel tops, celery leaves, chives, and even a little bit of romaine lettuce. It was very yummy.
|Lettuce, Spinach, and Fennel Salad|
Hey Gardening crew out there... what are your favorite and most successful lettuces?