Category: Trials and Experiments

2013 Summer Lettuce showdown

I like a good garden salad. Its a shame that at the peak of summer, when tomatoes are abundant and cucumbers out of control, lettuce can go downhill quickly. Many varieties will bolt and go bitter before producing anything usable. Others will get tip burn or produce flat cloth-like leaves that you can’t seem to…



Year-Round Pak Choy and My First Density Experiment

One of my new favorites is a dwarf variety of Pak Choy¹ that only reaches 2-3” in size. They’re attractive in the garden and make for a great salad or stir fry. Plus I feel like a giant when I harvest them. Its quick maturity and dwarf stature make it an ideal square foot garden…