Winter Gardening: Thursday Thankful

lettuce yumYay! Isn’t my lettuce too cute for words? Winter isn’t exactly my favorite season. Between the cold, the snow and ice…yeah, I’m so over that. So somewhere along the way I decided I needed to get to see something GREEN and GROWING for a change to make life more wonderful, and so I got an Aerogarden for the holidays.little lettuce

It’s been fun. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect–it seemed like people use the gardens for herbs, but I already have herbs outside. This year herbs are currently surrounded by a snow moat, so perhaps they would have come in handy, too. Ah well. So for my first go, I opted for lettuce.

Above right, we are at 2 weeks¬† of lettuce growth. Below is the “harvest” at 4 weeks.

lettuce bowlIt’s been kinda exciting to watch it grow. I was away for a week, and as you can see, I got quite a nice treat when I came back–enough for a decent sized salad! And the neat part is that I love lettuce, and I forgot that. I always eat baby greens and mix it with other stuff, and I forgot that I actually enjoy the taste of lettuce, on its own. So it’s been fun to have lettuce “snabrains!cks” along the day.

The aerogrow lives at my Fairfax office because the  felis destructus brigade has a long and illustrious history of plant genocide.

I am tempted to buy one of the bigger gardens for my other office to try for kale…we shall see. They do have kits to MYO mix, and that’s what I’m going to try next, and I’ll see how that goes!

So having something grow has brightened my days and expanded my lunch horizons. Especially since the groundhog cleared me out of veggies last summer, I think my new toy and I are going to be very good friends.

How do you keep life bright through the wintertime? And what are you thankful for this Thursday?

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to Winter Gardening: Thursday Thankful

  1. Owen Hogarth says:

    Hi Cheryl Your lettuce does look awesome. I really enjoy seeing people be proactive in taking care of their health through proper diet. While there does tend to be a lot of fuzz or noise out there as I look around your website it seems that the experiences you picked up from the study of nutrition lead you back to a simpler path.

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