Did you know that fresh salad from the garden tastes SWEETEST in the spring and in the fall?
Well, more accurately, your salad greens and root vegetables (like carrots) taste sweeter the COLDER it is outside when you harvest. That’s because the carrot is protecting itself from the cold. It wants to survive. So it stores extra sugars to protect its cells from forming ice crystals. And that sugar storage prevents those cells from rupturing during cold frosts. Isn’t that cool?! Your plants are so smart 😉 And lucky for us, that makes them TASTE BETTER, too!
So now’s the time to grow those salad greens and carrots. Wonder how much salad you can grow in the next 42 days… Check out an inspiring story from one of my students, Carolyn!