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Fall Salad Bowl

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I live in Virginia, in a soggy summer climate. Springs are often short and gardening is a bit of a challenge, especially for the cooler weather crops I like the best (greens, onions, herbs). So this year I am trying an experiment. I planted a "salad bowl" garden on my front porch in a container THIS MONTH (September). Sometimes our Fall season is long, so I am hoping we can have some lovely homegrown lettuce and greens well into October and maybe even November. Wish me luck. In the meantime, isn't it pretty?

Our first harvest will be tonight.


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KANOE10 9/25/2013 8:28AM

    How fun. I love fresh produce and if you can get it in the fall, that would be great. Good idea!

Enjoy your salad.

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--KREN 9/25/2013 6:13AM

    I hope it works for you! My cat would love to nibble on all that. She loves greens!


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KANSASROSE67 9/25/2013 12:26AM

    I'm sure it will work! Here we plant those crops in March and again in September and last year my chard and spinach survived most of the winter. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 9/24/2013 11:30PM


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BRENDAGAIL9 9/24/2013 7:53PM

    That is beautiful!

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SANDICANE 9/24/2013 7:51PM

    Looks yummy!

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MNNICE 9/24/2013 6:42PM

    Hope it tastes as good as it looks!

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SPEEDY143 9/24/2013 6:15PM

    Beautiful.... I remember our first home grown salad. I went out just before dinner and picked it fresh without realizing you must pick earlier and wash/pat dry then let it "crisp" in the frig a couple hours before using. DH wanted to know what was wrong with our lettuce emoticon Enjoy your sweet little garden emoticon

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OKBACK2ME 9/24/2013 4:47PM

    Great idea, I hope you get many salads from the bowl!

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COLLEENROSTE 9/24/2013 3:40PM

    great idea

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LOSTLIME 9/24/2013 1:59PM

    I love it! Unfortunately I have tried but always killed the vegetables. Flowers I can grow like weeds.

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CELIAMINER 9/24/2013 1:49PM

    Love it!

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GERIKRAGH 9/24/2013 1:32PM

    Wonderful idea!

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NKING1982 9/24/2013 1:02PM

    Awesome, sounds yummy, hope it last

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NEW-CAZ 9/24/2013 12:49PM

    emoticon emoticon

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