“Sow it and he will come”
Well, don’t know if that really makes any sense, only trying to play on the phrase from one of our fave movies. Couldn’t resist taking a pic of Spanky looking so cute among the “field of greens.”
We urban homesteaders have a love affair with lettuces. Homegrown leaf lettuces are the serendipity of winter and spring here on the urban homestead. We grow all sorts of varieties; however, red ( and freckled) lettuces are our favorite. There’s simple beauty when massed in a garden bed not to mention their delicately delicious flavor in salads (and soups!)
Here on the urban homestead we plant leaf lettuces (and other salad greens) because of their “cut and come again” qualities. Such varieties allow us to get the most of our growing space.
Since 1995 DerVaes Garden’s has provided quality, locally grown edible flowers, herbs, mesclun salad mix and heirloom vegetables to local restaurants and caterers. Not only are is this small urban farm providing healthful, local food for our family it also provides a viable, decent income.
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