Why would you buy salad fixings when growing salad greens in Florida is so EASY!
The salad bed just keeps on kicking.
How I Did It
Months ago we threw a bunch of seeds in that bed and raked them in… a few weeks later, we started getting some baby greens… and now we have so many salad greens we can’t eat it all.
This is so easy. Why would you ever buy tasteless pesticide-laced iceberg lettuce from the grocery when you could be growing healthy, organic, nutrient-rich greens for pennies?
I’d say our seed cost on this bed was about $5. For hundreds of salads.
You can’t beat that.
UPDATE: For those asking about the varieties, the predominant salad mixture was a sample seed packet I was handed by someone at one of my talks. The company is called High Mowing Seeds, and the variety and germination rate was excellent. The exact packet is here.
The remaining seeds were old packets we found here and there. Brassicas, lettuces, mustards, etc.
I mean… this was a half-baked effort and we still grew enough salad greens for months of salads.