I’ve got to eat more greens

Spinach, celery and onions

Rocket gone to seed

Cut and come again lettuce

I don’t know where my attention was diverted when my garden was taken over by greens, but it’s happened.

Here you can see one bed of spinach plants that are all huge and some of them are on the verge of going to seed. The celery in the back is healthy and actually has strong stalks. (Those onions in the front are doing well, but still have a bit of time until harvest). I have spinach and celery in other beds as well. Oh my.

The rocket has already gone to seed but there’s still so much of it. Not just here, but elsewhere.

And now, seemingly overnight, my lettuce is producing more than I would expect to eat in a season. The photo here shows what I moved out of a pot to see what grew better. The answer is both. What I’ve left in the pot is just as healthy and I keep picking from the outside leaves which only encourages growth. This is one of those magic pudding type lettuces!

Of course I have nasturtium and radish leaves plus all kinds of herbs as accents in case I feel the need to spice up a salad.

Lunch today is a plain old lettuce salad. I just don’t feel like the peppery taste of rocket or nasturtium right now. I’m planning on making a spinach quiche on Sunday when friends are coming for lunch but I’ll have to do better than that. Spinach pasta one night maybe? And a side salad with every meal, of course.

Lunch harvest


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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