Our hot weather has arrived after a rather wet & grey time - it is welcome & the garden has needed attention as everything has just shot up.
While doing lots of other things, I have neglected my salad planters along the wall of the house - they still contained the remnants of the winter greens that had bolted or just gone leggy.
I shared these very useful & versatile planters with you before
One of the planters, the green on closest to the small water butt has nasturtiums that self seeded from last year. The flowers & leaves are used in salads (we use no chemicals at home at all) so they are a welcome addition. The celery in that planter has bolted to seed but it looks pretty so will stay for now.
I grow celery by just placing the cut crown in shallow water for a few days until it roots then moving it to the planter where we use the new leaves in salads.
The other two black planters were cleaned out & salad leaves sown in one, the second will follow once these have about 2 weeks start on them.
I love the freedom of picking some fresh salad leaves from the planters right by the kitchen door to use on sandwiches or in salads.
I was gifted this pretty micro green set for my birthday & grew some soon afterwards but I think it was still a bit cold & they did not do too well. I did a second lot of 5 pots & these will go on the kitchen window sill for now where I can keep an eye on them before just popping them in the planters outside.