Categories: Edibles

Small Packages

By Published On: April 30, 2012
Small Packages


These compact lettuces are a bold mixture of nutty, sun-kissed flavors finishing with unexpected hints of freshly picked celery and crushed pepper.  Maybe not fine wine but definitely varieties worth growing. Whether faced with the task of filling a vegetable bed or a potted garden, it doesn’t matter, there is a whole sleuth of seeds to choose from.

Here are my basic ground rules for planting a veggie bed:

  • Always grow what you love and what you’ll eat.
  • Make it beautiful.  Include color, crop rotations and companion plants that work together creating a simple but pleasing design.
  • Always try a couple new varieties.  It could be a can of worms (which isn’t so bad) or simply make you realize the best things really do come in small packages.


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About the Author: Emily Murphy

I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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