Pots of salad greens (from left) - baby kale, arugula and mesclun mix.
Last fall, my neighbor introduced me to baby kale by way of a simple yet delicious salad she made for one of our last minute neighborhood potlucks. Up until that point, I'd only ever eaten mature kale leaves. The difference between the two was pretty stark. Kale has always been near the bottom of my favorite veggies list primarily because of its toughness. Baby kale on the other hand is perfectly tender. This spring, I decided to try growing it in pots, and the results were pretty good. I used a Portuguese kale variety given to me by fellow garden blogger, Michelle. It has a mild flavor yet holds up nicely in a salad.
The salads are steady at the moment and so are the Asian greens. Hopefully it won't be long before we harvest our first snow peas.