My mailbox is full of gardening catalogs and the excitement of spring and summer is almost here. So many new ideas every year are contained in these great publications. Yes, there is something to actually having a printed catalog in hand, when searching for my lettuce seeds for my summer kitchen garden. Most often, I am reading and learning from the various companies as they showcase their products.
I love to shop these catalogs and complete a bit of research on the types of seeds that might work best in my short season Michigan garden. I know that my yard does not have the greatest and longest sunny exposure, so I am always careful to choose seeds that will grow to maturity within the summer months.
This year, I will grow a variety of mesculun salad leaves and other lettuce mixes. In years past, I have had great success with lettuce in my garden. And fresh garden lettuce is so spectacular, that it is hard to compare to anything found in a market. For this reason, I think everyone should have a small kitchen garden. So satisfying!