|The gold medal winning display by the National Vegetable Society - I particularly like the 2 Olympic torches made from tomatoes and chillies which are flanking the lettuces|
Tonight the eyes of the world will be on London and the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympic Games, so I couldn't resist showing you the above picture from last week's RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.
Keeping with the Olympic theme, what salad ingredients or varieties do you grow which are worthy of winning a gold medal? Or perhaps you have a favourite salad recipe which is a worthy contender? Do tell in the comments below, or compose an answer over at your blog.
Personally I'm awarding mine to the humble pea, whose many shoots have given me leaves for my salad since January and has also been a constant life saver during the wet weather.
Mr Linky is open below for your contribution, whether it's Olympic flavoured or another salad related tale you have for July. Do remember to add the full URL of your blogpost, rather than the overall one to your blog, so we can easily find your contribution when we come a-visiting.
I'm also looking for a couple of guest bloggers to write about using hydroponics or the hotbed technique, especially if you've used them for growing salads. Experience of any DIY solutions you've put together, your pros and cons, plus hints and tips are welcome. Get in touch by emailing me at vegplotting at gmail dot com - it'd be great to add your knowledge to the 52 Week Salad Challenge :)
Our next Salad Days will be on August 24th.