Pot Luck

My Organic Dirt Patch: Baby Greens

As you may recall, I pulled out some jasmine and replaced the soil to create a raised bed in early November. The first seeding was on November 19. So it's been a little over two months now since I started this garden. My chard and onion transplants and the lettuce that had just sprouted from seed survived the big freeze with the help of some old sheets. My organic dirt patch isn't a dirt patch anymore -- it looks green now.

In case you're thinking of planting salad greens, the purple mizuna is doing the best, but the golden frill mustard may not make it. The arugula and frisée look pretty healthy too. The snow peas didn't come up until after the freeze, but now they are growing fast. Looks like I'll be eating fried snow pea shoots with garlic in a week or two. The chard is going crazy too, but the bugs are eating it so fast, I may never get any.

Anybody know the organic remedy for chard-eating insects?

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Robb Walsh
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