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The Salad Harvest!

I love early Spring because that means I can plant my salad plants! As soon as the weather starts to warm, about mid-March, I put in leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes, arugula, Swiss chard, and kale.

How to Harvest Salad

Here are a few tips on how to harvest salad greens....

  • Use scissors or snips to cut the lowest and outer leaves of the plant. This allows the plant to continue growing.

  • Harvest ONLY what you need to eat for the day. I usually go plant to plant and cut a little bit from each plant.

  • Best time to harvest is first thing in the morning.

  • Best leaf size (I prefer) is small to medium size. If you like larger and crunchier leaves, kale is a great choice.

  • Head lettuce harvest: cut at the base of the plant. Also look for snails or slugs. They love to hide around this type of lettuce!

After harvest, rinse leaves, spin them out in a salad spinner, put them in a covered container and refrigerate until it's time to enjoy!

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