I love greens as much as my horses. Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, I began work on my 2013 garden. I filled in gaps in my overwintered spinach:
and planted another raised bed with several lettuces, radicchio, escarole, carrots, beets, radishes, and kohlrabi. I like to have plenty on hand for my equestrian friends, who don’t have time for a garden. This bed doesn’t look very tidy because the coffee filters from the compost break down more slowly than the veggie waste.
As a twist on “green” gardens, I am using my reused Christmas cards for row markers. Principles of the 3R’s: (reduce waste, reuse greeting cards, and recycle paper at season’s end by composting the paper into the soil.) I loved this choice for radishes and will enjoy displaying some of my cards a second time around.