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Windowsill Salad Harvest

growing lettuce in a windowbox

windowsill lettuce

At the beginning of the summer holidays we planted a windowsill salad garden.  It didn’t get off to a great start with the slugs and snails eating all the emerging seedlings.

growing chard in a windowbox

windowsill chard

Undeterred, we sowed some more seeds and surrounded the planters with crushed eggshells which kept the slugs and snails at bay.  And today we harvested lettuce and chard for lunch – carrots not ready yet so will have to wait a few weeks longer 😦

growing carrots in a windowbox

windowsill carrots