First Salad


Okay so not all of this meal came from my garden. The tomatoes are shop bought and the mange tout, and obviously the tuna but everything else is mine, mine, mine! The salad consists of Little Gem lettuce, Red Spinach leaves, Mizuna and Chives. And guess what – it was yummy! Here’s looking forward to plenty more salad lunches in the sun.

7 Comments on “First Salad

  1. Looks lovely. I’m off for a spot of lunch soon, and thinking I might have to throw some of my rocket leaves into my sandwich, just to get that “I made this” buzz!

    I’m a bit short of anything else to add to my sandwich (don’t think my spring cabbages will taste that nice?), as still waiting for my late sown lettuces to bulk up.

  2. Looks good. Must be great to use your own produce. Looking forward to seeing all your hard work making it to the plate. Fingers crossed that the weather stays good.

  3. I bet that tastes wonderful! I just can’t wait to be eating my own fresh tomatoes. I’m just fed up with the tasteless, crunchy supermarket tomatoes!

  4. Wow, that looks delicious. I know that home-grown food tastes better than shop-bought food, but even more than that – you appreciate it more because you know exactly how much effort went into the digging and sowing and weeding and watering and tending. That’s no bad thing.

  5. Just reading last few blog entries, I’d like to know where you’re putting all these things your growing – either via a drawing or scrawled onto a real pic! Plus what are you doing about rotating things – like say toms, unless y’r using pots for them. If you’re using the same spot in your tiny plot, do you change out the soil?

  6. Congratulations on the “first” meal! It’s so chilly here, that we’re a few weeks behind you all over there, but our time will come too!
    Your garden is really coming along! Congratulations!


  7. For all those people who recommend spinach and similar leafy vegetables. I like the flavor and texture of it, but aside from any recent e. coli recall there is something else important that you need to know–eating large or regular amounts of these dark green leaves, while it sounds healthy, will give you an overabundance of oxalic acid.

    This is not something that will kill you with any speed, so it won’t be obvious, but oxalic acid is a poison that will eventually destroy just those things it is supposed to be helping. It should not be used regularly or in large amounts by anyone, especially children.

    I know it’s a part of the mostly healthy Meditteranean diet, but look it up and find out why it should not be eaten in the amount that the Greeks and Turks eat, or anything like it. I had an argument with a Greek biologist and spinach lover about this, because many people eat it every day in the region that she comes from, and when she did more research she had to admit that I am right. The good things about spinach are over-balanced by the oxalic acid.