Salad for St. Patrick’s Day Anyone?
I’ve decided that I should take the nutritionists’ advice about adding more greens to my diet.
But salad every day can be a bit boring. And if organic, it can be quite expensive. Now that spring has sprung or is in the process of springing, I’ve noticed what looks like an exciting alternative to store bought greens. We’ve had atomic weeds for quite some time now. The bigger they get, the more they look like salad to me.
Take a look at a few of the beauties that we’ve been cultivating with absolutely no effort.
Among the rocks…
In the dead Dead DEAD grass…
If you squint your eyes just right this one kinda looks like cilantro.
Couldn’t these pass for young chives?
This is what the grocery salad looks like.
This is the backyard version. It could work. Right! Right?
To add variety to the mix I’ve decided to conduct the great avacado experiment. As you can see a root has extended from the seed down into the water.
In this shot you can see a sprout growing out of the top of the seed.
So how long does it take for the seed to go from sprout, to tree, to acutally bearing fruit? One to two decades!? Oh well, I’m not that hungry right now anyway. Until then, backyard salad anyone?
Warning: Do not try this at home. If it’s a weed, don’t eat it. It may be poisonous!
And by the way, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Is salad green enough for ya?
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