Tuesday, 20 December 2011
This post proves procrastination can pay because it was borne out of idle pondering instead of writing my Christmas cards on Sunday. My thinking went thus:
I really should grow more of what we like to eat.
What do we eat all the time?
Salads. At least 4 days a week, that's what...
...and they're really expensive at this time of the year...
Why don't I grow more of them then?
a) Because I'm pants at successional sowing - I get to our summer holiday and never get going again
b) I'm not really making the best use of the resources I have - cold frames, cloches, windowsill growing kit, sprouting kit - what a waste!
c) I'm not making the best use of the techniques I know about either - forcing/blanching, microgreens, cut and come again, sprouting - why's that?
I wonder if I can grow salad leaves year round?
I'm bound to fail going by my past record :(
So I then tweeted the fateful tweet:
@Malvernmeet we eat salad at least 4x a week. I'm contemplating a 52 week salad growing challenge for the blog next year. Is it a goer?
An excited flurry of tweets ensued, which confirmed it is indeed a goer. So consider this my formal announcement, throwing down the gauntlet, girding up my loins for the travails ahead etc etc. Forget the Olympics, we gardeners need a challenge requiring much more stamina and staying power. Will you join me in the New Year for The 52 Week Salad Challenge?
I'll outline the details in my first post on the first Friday of the month i.e. January 6th.
See you there?