Thursday, July 17, 2008

Salad leaves

I have not posted for a week, obviously the weather in Southern Ireland has improved! We have done quite a bit of work in the allotment but I must remember to take out the camera to take some photos.

One thing I can take a photo of here at home is the window box of salad leaves. I thought big heads of lettuce were a waste last year as they either went to seed out in the allotment or were not used if brought in. So this year I decided to plant seeds in this. I must admit I was a bit puzzled as to how the salad leaves would keep coming but they are!
I have been using these and the new ones can be seen coming up around the edge of the pot again. There will not be an endless supply so I will start a new pot today.
It is a good idea for anyone who likes salad leaves but may not use a whole head at a time, and the mixed leaves are nice to look at too! A bigger pot with some edible nasturtiums would make a colourfull and usefull window box.


Lynda said...

What a great idea, Peggy & one that can be used when you have little space to spare, too. Nothing beats the taste of fresh salad leaves, & they look so pretty when they grow, too :)

fiftypushing said...

This is a great idea! I don't like salad much, and only need a few leaves. I shall look for these seeds!

Peggy said...

It certainly cuts down on foodmiles, from the windowsill to the table!