Volunteer Salad Garden

I have had a lot on my plate lately and it shows in my neglected garden.  With spring breaking out, I thought I would go out and start preparing for planting.  I was in for a happy surprise.  I let last year’s vegetable garden go to seed.  When I cleaned off frost bitten stalks, I found a new salad garden had planted itself.  What more could a busy and lazy gardener want?

Self Sowing Salad Bed

Volunteer Salad Garden

So far the following have come up an their own: curly leaf lettuce, radicchio, beets, carrots, fenugreek, and peas. Kale stalks survived the winter, and some are starting to leaf out.

I guess all I have left to do, is tuck a few seeds into the bare spots and watch for irrigation needs.  Not bad. Now back inside for that list of photovoltaics homework……..

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About Caliche Chick

I retired from a career as an Environmental Scientist and Botanist. My first career was teaching science and English as a Second Language (ESL), and content classes for ESL students at the middle school level. I also taught introductory biology at the community college level. I have an avid interest in plants that grow with little to no irrigation. I also keep a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and back yard chickens. When I am not in my yard, I am taking Construction Technology Classes at Victor Valley College and working on my "fixer upper" home.
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2 Responses to Volunteer Salad Garden

  1. Karen says:

    Not bad is right, you are way ahead in your gardening. Wishing you a bountiful year.

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