Today I planted Belgian lettuce. There is nothing particularly “Belgian” about the seeds. According to my maternal grandmother it is called Belgian lettuce because it is planted March 2. It’s the tradition and that’s that.
I planted arugula as well because when everything is mixed together in a salad it will taste great. I planted:
Mesclun Mix of Seven Varieties, Ferry-Morse, 40-80 days.
Arugula/Roquette Heirloom Variety, Ferry-Morse, 40 days.
Rocket Salad Coltivata Da Orto, Ferry-Morse, 60 days.
The ground was still frozen about an inch below the surface, so no other planting today. This morning’s activities signal the beginning of the garden.