Sunday, April 3, 2011

Arugula surprise!

What a surprise I had last week! Arugula sprouting in the window box! Despite rain and freezing cold, there it was, green and gorgeous, and tasty too.

And last year's lettuce has also reappeared. It was all the inspiration I needed. On Saturday I headed to the green market and bought two packs of starter lettuce plants -  red and green leaf varieties. Can't wait to add the tomatoes, peppers and herbs!


meemsnyc said...

Oh wow, what great surprises! I'm curious, how did the lettuce come back, was it reseeded?

urbangardener said...

I didn't plant any seeds. I think the plants grew back the way parsley regrows from the past year's stems. The other possibility is that the plants went to seed last year and those seeds produced the new growth. Either way, it's thrilling to have fresh arugula so early!