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Garden Salad

Arugula, Mustard Greens, Drunken Woman Lettuce, Basil,  Nasturtiums and a Radish

Arugula, Mustard Greens, Drunken Woman Lettuce, Basil, Nasturtiums and a Radish

This is why I garden. Everything in this picture was just a tiny little seed a couple months ago. There have a been a lot of lessons learned along the way and many many more to go but it’s so rewarding to see some of my efforts pay off. I’ve noticed some of the Nasturtium leaves turning yellow over the past couple days but today I came home and noticed one of the leaves looked a little different and then my heart jumped when I realized it was this-

Nasturtiums

I’ve been checking on them every day and I’m mesmerized by these little guys. First of all the seeds look like tiny brains, they have these huge lily-pad-like leaves that rain just rolls right off and then they produce these beautiful bright edible flowers! Seriously amazing. So after a couple seconds of staring at this beautiful flower, I picked it….and ate it. Yum!

I also decided to pick my first radish which was both satisfying and disappointing at the same time.Baby Radish

Considering all that green growth, I assumed it would be a lot bigger but I spaced them too closely and didn’t have the heart to pull any of them out. I’m learning. Gardening can be ruthless!

But in the end, it’s completely worth it.

Garden Salad

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