- Red Romaine Lettuce (Often comes as a free gift from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds & can be successfully grown in an 11" pot)
- Nasturtiums - Both the blooms, and medallion shaped leaves are edible, and a source of both vitamin C & Iron.
- Marigolds (Calendula) - Cut petals at their base, and sprinkle over salads, or steep blooms in hot water for teas. There is a laundry list of supposed uses, and health benefits of calendula blossoms, as well as praise for being a source vitamin C & Flavinoids.
- Pansies - Adorable sprinkled in salads, adorning deserts, or garnishing beverages, these little beauties contain both vitamins A & C.
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My go-to Summer Salad consists of (vulgar amounts of):
- Red Romaine Lettuce
- Carrots & Radishes (sliced into medallions)
- Black Olives
- Dried Cranberries
- Nasturtium Blooms
- Marigold Petals (snipped)
P.S. enjoy that blue moon tonight!