Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Garden in New England

Ingredients for the first salad of Spring:
Shredded Red Sauerkraut and
Horseradish Condiment made with
homemade herbal kombucha vinegar

Claytonia in the Over-winter cold frame

This week begins the section on “From The Garden”. The snow is almost gone, still a few patches in the woods and in the shade. We’ve had our first salad consisting of Claytonia also known as Miner’s Lettuce.

This week’s video First Spring Salad, shows a thick row of Claytonia/Miner’s Lettuce grown in the over-winter cold frame. It germinates easily in the fall and is thick by March. We start thinning it out by cutting some leaves and using them for salad. I mixed some Horseradish Condiment and Shredded Red Sauerkraut into the salad and topped it off with Olive Oil. I love the spring because we get that first burst of enzymes from the garden! The salad was fresh and potent and full of flavor!

There is also a page, Spring Garden showing photos of the new greens already up in our New England garden.

Future pages will include descriptive photos and videos on the growth cycles of Walking Onions and Green Garlic which are very easy to grow and require minimal work.