Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures

Wasilla Alaska Garden Adventures - learning about gardening up north.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fresh Garden Salad in December!

Just a quick update about my winter salad garden. It is doing fine and I have been picking lettuce for about 3 weeks now. It sure is nice to have fresh lettuce in December...

My plant rack is working well and I have been looking into a more permanent system that would be a self contained small plant stand with built in grow light and water reservoir. Maybe something akin to a small scale hydroponic setup. But my simple bottom water setup has been working just fine.

I am reminded to be more vigilant about sanitizing my growing containers as I must have brought the current aphid infestation along with my dirty pots.

So let it snow outside all it wants I am still gardening here in Alaska and that sure helps to beat some of the cabin fever that develops during our long winter season up here - and fresh salad sure is nice.

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