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Second Season Garden: Lettuce and Greens

October 25, 2013

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Gardening is a creative, artistic process. The greens and lettuce in my garden are ordered by color and texture as well as by height. As Miss Rumphius says, it is “to make the world more beautiful.” 

Again, this year I premeditated the ordering of greens, including and excluding some. For example, no spinach this year, chard will do.

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I’m trying a new kale and will grow the edible ‘Red Russian’ kale as an ornamental kale in the front yard. Isn’t the magenta and the blue-green stunning?

'Red Frills’ mustard grew too large for the bed of greens; it was my first year to grow it. I may plant it in a container on the patio–an ornamental edible. It was a beautiful addition to salads and I won’t be without it. (It is at the far left of the top photo).

Here’s the rundown:

Chard 'Bright Lights’  Renee’s Garden
Kale 'Wild Garden Frills’  Renee’s Garden 
Lettuce 'Redina’  Renee’s Garden
Arugula 'Rocket’  Botanical Interests
Lettuce 'Marvel of Four Seasons’  Botanical Interests
Endive 'Glory Frisee’  Renee’s Garden
Quick Stirfry Blend  Renee’s Garden
Heirloom Cutting Mix (mesclun)  Renee’s Garden

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Awaiting the first salad.

October Breeze

Second Season Garden: Cauliflower and Other Brassicas