Pepper seedlings on heat mat

The Backyard Market

Colander of fresh picked salad veggies - kale, romaine lettuce, Sprint scallions, cutting celery, and sorrel

We would love to see everyone growing edibles in their gardens. We truly believe that there is room for edibles in every landscape at some level, even if it is in containers.

One of our favorite things to do on our way back from feeding goats and chickens is to grab a colander and pick our salad for the evening. We don't plant lots of any one thing, so it is sort of like grazing. A few leaves of this or that, a handful of onions, a few herbs, and a head of whatever lettuce is ready.

A head of lettuce, freshly picked this evening, sitting in its colander awaiting a rinse

It can't be any fresher and we know we are safe from pesticides. It takes much less time that going to the grocers, and since I just hate to shop, it is a much nicer experience. It's our backyard market. Not everyone's cup of tea, but we wouldn't have it any other way.