Under a warming sun as the
fog cleared this afternoon, I picked a salad for our Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s what we had.
Speckled lettuce, which has been quite happy under its cloche.
The cold frame holds a lot of Little Gem lettuce that isn’t ready to pick, but a big mustard that is.
Arugula and Johnny Jump-Up
flowers, volunteers among my strawberries, are ready for the salad.
Marshall lettuce – starts from my friend Lisa Taylor.
A volunteer arugula among the leeks is ready to snip, even if the leeks need a few more weeks.
Red lettuce and purple bok choi, freed from their cloche.
Another red lettuce that does well in the winter, alongside its water-bottle cloche.
Here’s the only thing not picked fresh today:
These squash, Red Kuri (Hokkaido) on the left, and Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato (which is actually an acorn), have been in storage and are ready for roasting.