May 23rd, 2012
In an attempt to use up some of the seed that has been slowly expiring at the bottom of my seed box I spent the morning making my own Salad Leaf seed mix. I don’t know about you but I always end up with a bunch of seed packets that don’t contain quite enough seed for a full row. I can’t bear to throw seed away (I’ll carry on sowing it at least three times before I’ll admit it’s totally dead). So a bespoke seed mix seemed just the thing to clear things out.
As you can see from the photo I’ve included Spinach, Rocket, Mizuna, English Mustard (so they will be a spicy little bunch). But I’ve also added three types of Lettuce; All the Year Round, Salad Bowl and Drunken Woman (it has red flecks on the leaves). And I also threw in some Beetroot for their leaves and a nice earthy taste.
Predictably, I’ve called it My Tiny Salad Mix. And have already sowed a huge swathe of it next to my Strawberry patch. We’ll see how it tastes.
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