Green season

Posted on | September 16, 2011 | 2 Comments


If you’ve ever wondered when to plant lettuce, watch for dandelions. Every spring and autumn, these urban wildflowers signal the start of temperate periods when the region has warmed up or cooled down to the point that it’s salad season.

Click here to keep reading this week’s dry garden column in the Los Angeles Times.


2 Responses to “Green season”

  1. Charlie
    September 17th, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    This is the one thing I really miss about California. We just had our first near-miss with frost here in Vermont, but they won’t be misses for long. I wonder if our late baby greens will grow enough for us to eat them!

  2. EmilyGreen
    September 17th, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    Charlie, nice to hear from you. I don’t know what to say to a Vermonter other than my heart has been with you in the aftermath of Irene. I wake up every day hoping that we here in California do a better job connecting our behaviors to what happens thousands of miles away. And power to your lettuce. -Emily

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