Upside Down Salad
By Dr. Ann
June 13, 2018 3:27pm CST
Am I the only one who makes their salad upside down? Most people start with lettuce and then add other vegetables such as cucumber, celery, and onions, and then some cheese I hope, and a little meat on top. But I like protein and start my salad with meat on the bottom then a lot of cheese and then I sprinkle microgreens from my window sill over the top. The baby greens that I grow in water, free from scraps left over from produce from the store are so sweet and delicate I would not ruin them with salad dressing, maybe just a dash of black pepper. This is not a recipe! Rather I am showcasing one of the ways to consume microproduce while hoping to interest people in hydroponic gardening on a tiny scale.
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• United States
I have grown various things from grocery store scraps, and you're right; they are very tender and sweet. I don't do it all the time, though and I never really considered it hydroponic, but I guess it is! I do make salads "upside" down sometimes, but not all the time. It depends on what kind of salad I am making. A salad that is a meal in itself with cheese and eggs and meat, I usually make the other way around, mainly because when its "tossed" the goodies fall to the bottom.
• United States
I tend to make salads with whatever comes to my hand first. Your way is great. Often I just do a little balsamic vinegar on it. We had a mini greenhouse at school and at least one of our kiddos thought the lettuce was delicious. It was not hydroponic, but it was baby greens.
• Paso Robles, California
Maybe that is how I should grow my greens. Could You refresh my memory with a link to what you've written about how to grow lettuce this way? I've never tried an upside down salad, but sometimes I have salads without lettuce if I can't find any that looks fresh.