Re: [gardeners] Salad Greens

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 21:07:01 -0500 (EST)

>>Anyone want to share their experiences?  I'd like to know what you
>>consider a must have item (mine are arugula selvetica and radish
>>leaves) and what you wouldn't bother with.

My husband shares your love of arugula, Liz. In fact, we still have some
outside the kitchen door. The freezing cold and snow haven't completely
done it in yet. (So, I lied. I'm not totally without greens but I don't
care for it.) We can't seem to manage without spinach either. I grow Tyee,
Melody, Bloomsdale and occasionally try a new one. I also have a fondness
for oak leaf lettuce and red sails but usually buy lettuce mixes from
Pinetree, too, just to have a large variety for daily salads.

We couldn't get through without sungold and sweet 100 tomatoes for snacking
and our favorite full size tomato is Park's Whopper, formerly OG50, the one
named for the 50th anniversary of Organic Gardening. I grew Beauregard
sweet potatoes this year and while the yield was respectable, I found the
taste bland compared to Jewel and Centennial. We also prefer Yukon Gold to
other potatoes.

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY