Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Salad Days in Winter ......

Our first month of Winter brought some early rain (about 5omls) and lots of dry sunny days with tempertures  of around 16C and of course that means cold frosty mornings the lowest being about -3 C.
Perfect growing conditions it seems for young lettuce seedlings................

Growing at present are Red & Green Oak Leaf and lots and lots of tiny Freckles seedlings, the seeds of which I harvested at the end of Summer from summer plantings grown from seed sent from LIZ 

When these little beauties are a tad bigger they will be transplanted into the main garden bed and some given away to neighbors to try.
Thanks again Liz your love of gardening is spreading.....................

Other salad greens include young spinach leaves, red and green cos lettuce , parsley  and garlic tops.
We have been enjoying our salad in our weekly lamb wraps and sandwiches .
Yesterday I planted out another batch of spinach seedlings, broccoli, mini cabbages, Italian parsley and a set of brown onions .
This weeks job in the plot will be to erect the portable frost covers.
Joining in with VG and her 52 week challenge !!


  1. Isn't it wonderful that lettuces like the cooler weather when other vegetables are finished! We are in hot summer weather now - it will be September before I can plant lettuce again.
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. To answer your question about the Sweet Cayenne Peppers: My husband, who likes hot peppers, says they are very mild. I don't really like peppers, so I haven't actually tasted of them myself.
    Happy Gardening!
    Lea's Menagerie
    Mississippi, USA

  2. Looking good and proving salads can be grown year-round :)

  3. Lettuce and Asian greens were the only thing I planted this year given that we were moving mid-winter. I really appreciated their quick growth and determination to survive in the cold. They were added to plenty of tacos and noodle dishes.


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