Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Herb Garden

Each raised bed consists of two sections, and upper and lower. The upper bed was planted out with HALF of a $2 packet of red spring mix, consisting of a red variety of lettuce from the 5 major groups - Butterhead, Crisphead, Looseleaf, Romaine, and Celtuce. We use a bio-intensive gardening method, inter-planted among the lettuce are 3 varieties of radishes and 1 variety of beets.

Just harvested.
One week after harvest. Ready to be cut again.

 Once a week, regardless of lettuce growth, I cut each lettuce plant back to just one leaf. I prefer to cut the plants this frequently because the lettuce leaves stay smaller, meaning less prep later and 'baby' leaves seem to be more delicious.



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