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Cut and Come Again Salads
“Most households make use of the occasional bag of salad leaves. Such bags line supermarket fridge shelves and we eat them by the handful, the various baby leaves they contain providing an easy way of injecting some variety into our green salads. But they are expensive to buy, and these baby leaves happen to be one of the easiest crops you can grow yourself.
In fact, for the price of a bag of salad greens you can buy enough seeds to keep you in leaves for a good couple of months. They are a perfect first crop for a new gardener who has only a window box or a couple of pots¬, and they are extremely productive. Growing a container of baby leaves also means that your salads will always be crispy and fresh, and that you will never again have to put up with slightly sweaty, lightly yellowing salad leaves. Perfect little leaves will be at your beck and call.”
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of buying pre-packaged salads. I definitely am. It’s so easy to grab them and take them home, dress them a little bit, and feel good about eating my salad greens. However, I could be saving a lot more green by growing my own cut-and-come-again salad leaves. And on top of that, I won’t be sending plastic waste out into the environment and will have a fresher, healthier, and tasty salad to boot. Join me and start growing your own cut-and-come-again salad garden!