With this simple method, you can grow your own mesclun mix garden salad bowl that can be harvested repeatedly to supply your family’s dinner plate with fresh greens. Nothing can surpass the delicious taste and texture of the beautifully colored tender salad lettuces that are freshly harvested. Grow a mixture of young salad greens that is sown, grown and cut as needed.
Mesclun mix can include chervil, arugula, leafy lettuces, endive, spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, mustard, dandelion, frisée, mizuna, mâche (lamb’s lettuce), radicchio and sorrel.
You garden bowl will re-grow for several cuttings but you can grow several bowls but started weeks apart. To harvest, simply take a sharp scissors and shear off a patch of leaves in the amount you need to fill your salad bowl. Cut the leaves off at 1 to 2 inches above the soil level leaving roots planted.
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