I am loving the new garden that Ben and my dad built for me last year. I had so much fun with my tomatoes and peppers this summer and now that we're heading into a cooler season - I planted a winter garden.
Since this is my first attempt at a winter garden, I headed to the garden center at the local garden center to check out the selection of plants for my winter garden. There were a lot of nice leafy greens like Kale and swiss chard and lots of cabbage but we really don't eat a lot of those. After brousing through the plants for nearly 30 minutes, I finally decided to stick to the basics - a lettuce garden and a few broccoli plants. (Above)
Fortunately, there was a great selection of lettuce plants for me to choose from. I ended up with red romaine...
red leaf lettuce,
and butter lettuce.
A few weeks ago, I cut my first little bundle of lettuce. (I was so excited.)
And of course, I made a salad.
A few craisins, pistachios and some gruyere cheese finish off my salad perfectly.
A salad with the very freshest lettuce that grows in my own garden - delicious!