Fall Cold Crop
The third week of August, I planted a small raised bed with cold crops. Some red and yellow Swiss chards, red and green romaine, a Mesclun mix, and purple kale. The combination of warm days and cool nights contributed to fast sprouting. The photo was taken about eight days after planting. This week, I've harvested the first of the Mesclun and must say the flavors were outstanding.
The tape marks 12 X 12 spots. I can plant a bit denser with this method. Since the box gets full southern sun, and is positioned next to a dryer vent, the soil stays warm into December.