I have been getting a lot of growth in my planter box during the last couple of weeks. I had my first harvest of baby greens. The spinach, swiss chard and cilantro made a nice salad. I tossed the greens with some balsamic vinegar. According to growingyourgreens you should eat greens when they are young and tender.
O.K. after the harvest this is what is going on currently in the box.
I removed the rosemary that was growing to make room for some basil plants. I put the rosemary in a pot to see if it will keep growing. I don’t use rosemary very often when I cook because it is a harsher tasting herb. If it lives great if not oh well.
The basil is still small, but they where growing in one small area and needed to be thinned. Fresh basil is one of my favorite herbs. I just love the smell and taste.
After the harvest for my salad, the swiss chard is still going strong with plenty of small shoots coming up.
The spinach on the other hand is coming back a little slower than the swiss chard. On this end of the box there is a small draft from the window. This could be the cause of lack of growth. However, eating the baby spinach taste great.
The cilantro is growing nicely. This herb is one of Megan’s favorite. The seeds are called coriander and the plant is called cilantro. I use both at the restaurant. “Just Thinking” feat. Chali 2na will put this post to a close. Spring is coming soon!
I was reading msn.com today and saw this article about an increase in price for vegetables and salad because of the cold weather that California had in January. Click here to read it.
I am glad I am growing my own lettuce, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and artichokes.
I live in an apartment that has a 7×10 deck on it. I have been growing romaine, thyme, basil, sage, blue berries, and one patio tomato on it since I moved in. Here is a picture when I just started it. My goal for the patio garden is to produce enough lettuce and spinach so that I don’t have to buy bags of salad at the grocery store. I am planning on building some planter boxes and filling it up with lettuce soon.
I get limited sun due to a large dead tree blocking the sun, and also because my apartment building is behind a large hill. This should be ideal for growing lettuces. I received a bunch of free seeds from Heirloom Seeds when I ordered a bunch of tomato seeds from them. I can’t wait to plant them.
Here are pictures of the other stuff that I have growing on the deck. I did not take pictures of the blueberries, but I will get those up soon. I have not had good luck with getting them to produce any fruit. I learned recently that it’s hard to grow them this close to the coast. I need to find someone inland to grow them for me…
Parsley Grown from Seed
Sage and Rosemary
Chives Romain Basil
Patio Tomato Plant
These greens were picked on May 30th. The spring mix has been doing great in my garden. They are super tasty and saves me money by not having to purchase bags of lettuce/salad at the grocery store. With a week of highs in the 60’s coming up, there should be no chance of it bolting anytime soon.
Fresh from the garden.