Saturday, 31 March 2012

"I Don't Believe It!"


Just as my first crop of 2012 salad leaves have reached optimum munching stage, the unnaturally warm March spell we have been blessed with, has given way to soup and stew weather. This seems to be the outlook for some time to come. Inspired by Veg Plotting's 52 Week Salad Challenge these are my earliest crop of salad leaves ever! They were sown in January under cover and have lived under cover so no slug or snail nibbled edges in sight. Overall challenge wise I'm falling slightly at the wayside, hence my absence from last week's monthly round up but hope to be munching more of my own salad ingredients very soon. The pea shoots are not far behind and lots of other salady germinations have occurred in the greenhouse. Meanwhile whether himself likes it or not, it's a case of lettuce eat lettuce this weekend although I predict a verbal rant worthy of one Mr Victor Meldrew. Cover your ears readers!

10 comments:

  1. Typical isn't it - just as we were getting the hang of warm weather it goes and changes - love your salad leaves - mine are a little way behind yours at the moment.

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  2. What a fabulous crop, bet it's tasting as good as it looks. Hope there's not been too much complaining! Sunshine's gone here too, if we got some rain I could forgive it, but just going cloudy isn't really on is it?!

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  3. I thought the weather was changing this morning too, but it's come out nice again this afternoon. The salad leaves are looking good, I'm sure they taste as good as they look.

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  4. As I had a long drive back from Plymouth today I laid in all the making of a good salad. I am sure the boys would have peferred toad in the hole!!

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  5. Hi Anna,

    Your salad leaves look so yummy and perfect!
    I've been considering sowing some salad leaves, but I think I might just leave it a little while until it warms up again :D

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  6. Funny, but exactly the same has happened in Germany... sunny and warm for 2 weeks, and now icy cold winds again! Those leaves of yours look so incredibly healthy - enjoy all those vitamins and spring flavour!

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  7. Looking good Anna and I'm adding them to the monthly salady round-up :)

    You could always make them into soup - lettuce and other leaves convert quite well!

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  8. This weather is proving a challenge but then I suppose it always does. Those leaves look amazing. I don't have anything as advanced as that unfortunately but i guess I'll be eating warmer things for the next week or so anyway

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  9. I haven't even sown any salad stuff as yet, so I am very envious of your tasty looking leaves. We had a cold snap yesterday and the car was covered in frost early this morning, and then it got very hot throughout the day. Crazy !!! What next I wonder ??

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  10. Brrrhh don't know what it's like with you Anna but we're back to our seasonal norms up here in Scotland today. I'm about to sew my salad leaves though wouldn't mind a nibble of yours while I wait for mine to grow.

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