When I started the 52 Week Salad Challenge 2 years ago it was because I was horrified at the proportional cost of our weekly bagged salad fix, when compared with the price of the likes of top quality steak. In the video above (click here to view if the embedded version doesn't work) Jane Perrone explains this consumption has surprising political (to me anyway) as well as economic implications. Some food for thought going into 2014...
|Green salad from the cold frames|
A spot of sunshine last week meant I was able to give everything a good airing and clear away any mushy leaves, which will help to keep things going. I have leaves to last into January and then the cores will be left to recover for early spring pickings. I can also see that the plants picked earlier in the autumn are healthier. Perhaps their being closer to the soil, plus the greater airflow around the plants has left them better prepared to meet winter's chills.
|Refreshing the allotment leaves|
How's your salad faring this winter? There's no Mr Linky this month, unless there's plenty of salad to report. If you leave details of your salad related post in the Comments, I'll add a full link to this post.
Elsewhere on the salad front...
- A salutary tale from My Tiny Plot, showing that winter precautions don't always mean salad survival
- Vertical Veg shows how to make a mini micro leaf and shoots farm
- The RHS Schools Team make a festive looking winter radish coleslaw
- Smarter Fitter spices it up with her Chaat Masala Salad
- My take on stretching out some rocket leaves with this Roasted squash and rocket salad
- Another way to eke out those wintry rocket leaves with this tasty Fig and gorgonzola salad