For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

For a good mesclun mix...

You just knew I would sooner or later return to this topic, didn't you? It's no secret I love a good salad, and for me a judicial mesclun mix just can't be beat. I good mesclun mix should combine many elements to give taste and contrast.

For example, if you know how each item tastes and its texture, then you will have a better idea of what the final salad will be. Radicchio has the color and some bite to it. French sorrel is sour and lemony. Good King Henry is a substitute for spinach. Florence fennel gives flavor as well as an appetizing fragrance. Flowers such as carnation, nasturtium, rose and daylily do the same.
The list goes on. Including crookneck and zucchini squashes which are picked when they are 3-4 inches long. Just use your imagination.

Hydroponics Guide

But do not forget the sauce! It too can be dressed to fit your tastes and expectations. For example, you can take several flowers from tuberous begonia, bruise them a bit and then place them into one of your best vinegars and thus add more flavor and taste.

You can use top-grade olive oil or one of the following oils: apricot, walnut, hazelnut, grapeseed, almond and others. These oils mixed with a berry vinegar will just carry your taste buds away!
I tell you there's no end to that whole world of taste and flavor waiting for you to explore. What's most important, you can grow it all yourself where your expense will be next to nil, nada! For information on how to do this just go to my site on "Grow Gourmet Salad Greens" at (


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