Lettuce & Spinach…GREENS!

This is the story of lettuceaccording to the CDC (US Center for Disease Control) as told by Huffington Post

SUPERFOOD #7 Leaf Lettuce- 

Nutrition Score: 70.73

The nutritional Clark Kent of the salad bar, this common and unsuspecting leafy green is ready to take its place among the superfoods. Two generous cups of lettuce provides 100 percent of your daily vitamin K requirement for strong, healthy bones. A report from the Nurses’ Health Study suggests that women who eat a serving of lettuce every day cut the risk of hip fracture by 30 percent than when compared with eating just one serving a week.

20 more bags of Salanova Wednesday at Bee Healthy–full heads this week, instead of the smaller green and red duo.  **Salanova is a variety of lettuce developed by Johnny’s Select Seed.  I love it because it holds its crunch and is easy to rinse, separate leaves, and bag.  In the garden it grows in nice compact heads that we can plant denser.  It is an aphid magnet and we are taking all steps to cover it with an insect netting…so far, so good…a little early in the season for aphids, but the heat next week may change that!**

More Spinach–not as much, the heat slows spinach down–and some bags of Baby Scarlet Kale.  Kale is #15 according to the CDC, and Spinach #5…  we are also set to harvest Snap Peas–should have several bags for $5/bag!    🙂

The Farmer’s Wife

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