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Thankful for salad tables!

We had home-grown salad for Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to a salad table in a sheltered spot just outside the back door, a wood-and-chicken-wire cover to protect plants from squirrels, and an old sheet to throw over it on…

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You know it’s too wet when…

… you have mushrooms in the salad table.  I’m sorry, but – mushrooms.  In my salad table.  At least they’re small. No, I am not going to put them in my salad. Aside from that, the fall salad table is…

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A nap in the shade

I knew there was a purpose for that shelf under my salad table…

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Salad Science Parties!

Cedar Grove Elem. salad harvest Some of you may recall that this winter we laid rest to a little brouhaha here in Montgomery County about growing edibles in school gardens.  Since then, many educators have accessed Montgomery County Public Schools’…

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Salad tables in June

Here’s my salad table, replanted for the summer: I decided to leave it where it is and fill it with summery plants instead of moving it into the shade and trying to grow lettuce.  (I am trying to grow lettuce…

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Radish crop

We’ve had two salads so far out of the salad table (which now has a Useful Shelf, see?  I’ve taken the cover off as the plants are large and pretty much squirrel-proof).  See my previous post for photos of the…

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Salad table cover

My wonderful husband constructed a salad table for me to plant in this spring, out of reused lumber and just the right size for our deck.  The only problem: squirrels.  I grow a lot of plants on my deck and…

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