What you’ll need to grow this salad:

Dragon tongue arugula seeds, dragon tongue bush beans, purple dragon carrots, chioggia beet seeds, bok choi seeds, 2-3 months

Action Plan:

In my NY zone 6b, now is the ideal time to get started planting the ingredients needed to create this extremely simple yet visually alluring culinary maserpiece. I have started the beet, beans and bok choi seeds this morning with the arugula soon to follow in a couple of weeks. As soon as the ground can be worked in April, the carrot seeds will be directly sown after their beds have been ammended with some good shit.

Who says salads have to be boring? Combined, these veggies create the perfect backdrop for all your summer salad needs. I especially enjoy it dressed up with other simple additions like walnuts, citrus, pomegranates, lettuce, spinach, peppers and/or roasted asparagus but it’s a show stopper on its own as well. Lightly toss with a touch of olive oil and viola! You’d have created the perfect side for just about any outdoor grilled meal known to man. You may remember the dragon series I did a couple of months back featuring the star ingredients dragon’s tongue arugula, purple dragon carrots and dragon tongue bush beans. Except for the dragon’s tongue arugula which was purchased from Richter’s Herbs, I purchased my seeds from Baker Creek and was very satisfied with the germination rates and overall health of the plants.

This year’s Spring Equinox is March 20th. So if you would like to enjoy this salad in the upcoming Summer months be sure to get started on your seedlings now if you haven’t already done so.

I’m celebrating my 2nd year of blogging bliss now through April 12th. To show my gratitude for your continued support, I will be gifting all of my new and current subscribers to the blog with a seed bundle of the veggies pictured above so that you too can enjoy them as much as I do. To receive yours, subscribe to the blog (link at the end of this post), post a ccomment in the comment section and send me a message via the “contact me” page with the email address you used to subscribe along with your name and mailing address. *No purchase necessary to enter. *One bundle per subscriber.