Botanical Interests. And Rocky Top Lettuce Mix, one of my favorite mesclun mixes from Baker Creek Seeds.
Some gardeners are intimidated to grow salad greens but take it from me, they're about the easiest, most rewarding things you can grow in your garden. Get yourself a pack of mesclun seed mix, scatter them lightly over the dirt, then sprinkle a little dirt over the top of the seeds, barely covering them. And water. You can plant a little every three weeks and your family will be stocked with fresh organic salad all summer.
Organic salad greens are expensive. Plus, I hate the pressure of buying a big container of them then stressing about eating them before they go bad. Remember, by the time grocery store salad greens make it to your kitchen, they may have traveled over 1,500 miles. They won't last long! But grown in your personal garden, you can pick enough for each meal and leave the rest growing outside where they belong.
The hardest thing about growing salad greens is their tendency to bolt in the hot summer. Are you growing a super heat tolerant salad green? Leave a comment telling me which one it is so I can try it, myself.