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題名: In the Garden It Takes a Hammer to Grow This Salad
記者: By ANNE RAVER
発行日: May 10, 2007
If you love fresh greens, there is no reason not to grow them
This homemade salad table can be placed right outside the kitchen door
or a small one could be placed just about anywhere, including a narrow
The garden is waist-high, so people with creaky knees or bad backs can
just stand there and pick a few leaves for dinner and it's a cinch to
water and weed.
Essentially, it is a garden on wheels that you can move around, into
the sun or shade, a big benefit when the sun gets too hot for salad
Place the greens in full sunlight during spring and fall and in the
heat of the summer pull the table back into the shade.
When it's too cold outside, you can grow them under fluorescent lights
in the house.
The salad table is basically a 3-inch-deep, 11-square-foot planting
box on legs.
It has a wire mesh bottom, lined with window screening, so that the
water can drain but the soil mix stays put.
Lettuces, arugula, bok choy, mustards, chard, mizuna, Russian kale,
spinach, purslane, amaranth, basil, parsley and many other greens are
all shallow-rooted vegetables that can thrive in three inches of half
compost and half soilless mix.
The greens sprout quickly and will no doubt need to be thinned, in
which case those little leaves may just be rinsed and tossed into a
Fertilize every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer, or use a
slow-release fertilizer in the planting mix.
For those who want to try this movable garden, the table and trays
are simple to make out of wood, a bit of wire mesh and window
screening, and some nails, wood screws and staples.
Find a handsaw, hammer and drill and you're all set.
Directions can be found at www.hgic.umd.edu, under online