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Extend Your Salad Green Harvest

April 18, 2016

We get three seasons of veggies from our deck planters that are located just steps away from our kitchen.  After the last of our spring harvest (spinach, lettuce, kale) we will plant summer veggies (peppers, beans, tomatoes) in early May. In mid-September we will shift back to a crop of lettuce, spinach, and kale. 

These self-watering planters hold about 4 gallons of water. The soil is Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. We have found it is best to start with fresh soil each year and clean the roots out of the water reservoir. We fed the plants with Osmocote Plant Food when we planted them.

These self-watering planters hold about 4 gallons of water. The soil is Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. We have found it is best to start with fresh soil each year and clean the roots out of the water reservoir. We fed the plants with Osmocote Plant Food when we planted them. (click photo to enlarge)

Rather than harvest an entire lettuce, kale or spinach plant, we pick individual leaves from these plants every evening for our salad.  The more we pick the more they grow new leaves from the center of the plant. (click photo to enlarge)

Rather than harvest an entire lettuce, kale or spinach plant, we pick individual leaves from these plants every evening for our salad. The more we pick the more they grow new leaves from the center of the plant. (click photo to enlarge)

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