Make Your Own Salad Garden
I love salad. No really, I do. In fact, it’s one of my favorite foods and my family’s too! There are many ways to serve a crisp, healthy salad including my preference of making sandwiches with fresh pita bread. My kid’s even love the crunchy and zesty taste of dressing mixed with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, cauliflower and broccoli. Besides, can you think of a better way to get children to eat their veggies?
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Since the ingredients of salad are so important to my household, they’re one of the first crops I plant in my vegetable garden once the summer rolls around. Over the years, I’ve developed quite a system for these beloved greens and even constructed an actual “salad bed” at one time or another.
So what’s a “salad bed”?
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A “salad bed” is a raised garden that has only the foods found in a salad of your choice. In some versions, the plants are separated where others prefer to mix them all up which is the way you eat the dish anyways. What makes this so much fun is that your whole family can participate in this backyard effort to produce your very own food that not only is entertaining to watch grow but also delicious compared to store bought items.
Visually, you can be as creative as you like but here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing. Oh, and if you don’t have the space for an in ground garden, pots on the deck or doorstep work just as well!