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9 great greens to add to your salad bowl

By Carolyn Malcoun, April 22, 2009 - 4:36am

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There’s only one thing I love more than eating salad and that’s growing salad greens. Even though the property where I live is too polluted to grow food on (a buried heating-oil tank leaked more than 50 years ago), we have several containers that we grow salad greens in. I recently went through my seed packets and noticed we’ve accumulated over 20 varieties of lettuce seeds. It’s pretty cool that we’ve begun to grow things that we definitely can’t get at the grocery store or have a slim chance of even finding at the farmers’ market. Then there’s the satisfaction of growing our own food. Nothing is more awesome than going out to snip some fresh salad greens when I’m making a salad for my lunch.

Here are 9 of the best salad greens to grow in containers (and don’t miss our 9 tips on how to do it!).

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TAGS: Carolyn Malcoun, Healthy Cooking Blog, Eating green, What's in season

Carolyn Malcoun
Carolyn Malcoun combines her love of food and writing as a recipe contributor for EatingWell. Carolyn has a culinary arts degree from New England Culinary Institute and a degree in journalism from University of Wisconsin—Madison. Carolyn lives in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking and running in her free time.

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