Tuesday, June 3, 2014

lazy greens

I'm here to attest to the lazy way of gardening. You know how in late summer, the lettuce gets really nasty-tasting and goes to seed? Well, if you just let those seeds do their own thing, you won't need to seed lettuce the following year! I grew sorrel about 4 years ago, and every year it grows back in abundance. It's the first thing growing in the garden that we can actually eat (aside from the ubiquitous chive), and it has a nice tang to it after too many months of eating packaged greens. I've also found spinach and regular lettuce popping up in the garden. And instead of fretting about rogue plants, all I say is "Hey! There's a party in my mouth and you're invited!"

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