but it could be a weed.
A blog about helping schools and community projects grow food and get into gardening.
Friday, 3 August 2012
Every Monday has been Salad Day at St Chrysostom's. We go out and
pick a couple of bowls. One goes onto the school salad bar and the other
goes into the staff room to perk up the staff's lunches. When they know
it's grown at school a lot of children have been trying the salad
although there are some who don't like the ideas of eating something
that's been in the soil!
We've grown a variety of
lettuces, rocket and oriental leaves such as Mizuna, Mibuna and Osaka
Purple. You can easily find packets of mixed seeds and they easily
produce a crop during term time. Many are "cut and come again" where you
simply take a few leaves and the plant carries on growing. Our best
Mizuna grew where someone dropped a handful of seeds and we didn't get
round to thinning them out!