I decided to try planting on the ground directly. This is the first time doing it at our new place. I want to see how much weeds come up, if my plants will even survive in the type of soil…although I amended with some compost. Not as much as I would have liked to, but I think anything helps.
In my experimental garden, I have snow peas, rocky lettuce mix, and bak choi. You can barely see the bak choi. Once I planted them, they were munched on by some insect. The lettuce and snow peas did fantastic though and the bugs didn’t bother them at all. So I’m calling the bak choi my sacrificial plant for the lettuce, at least in my experimental garden.
So far, I’ve harvested about 4 big salad bowls (about 8 servings each bowl) of lettuce.This rocky lettuce mix is from rareseeds.com. I can not tell you how great this mix of lettuce is. I will be buying this from now on. I love all the lettuce from the packet!
I also got a couple of good handfuls of the snow peas. They are in full force right now. I will be picking them every few days to keep up with the bounty.
The bak choi have all gone to seed and I will leave those to be harvested when they are dry.