Thursday, May 27, 2010

Third Crop of Arugula

Spring has morphed into summer so quickly this year.. yet our favourite cool-season salad green is still chugging along.. we're now on our third crop of this tangy green (took this photo yesterday) and I've been sowing fresh seed every 2 weeks or so.

Now that the temp's are getting warmer and warmer, I'll start to tuck my new plantings of arugula under the A-frame trellises, where they will get a bit of relief from the sun.. otherwise, the leaves will quickly go from baby-sized to coarse and extremely peppery. As I've mentioned in a previous post, we simply toss the leaves with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle some salt and a handful of fresh parmesan if you have it!

Also, the dappled shade of an A-frame trellis or pole bean teepee is perfect for spinach, mache and leaf lettuce! Why have bare earth when you can use the space to harvest gourmet salads!

Happy Gardening!

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