That's my knee in the pic above - my favorite spot for admiring the food. I have been watching and waiting for these broadcast mixed greens to get to this point, so today I ran to get my scissors to help make it easy and quick.
I know that salad greens are pretty common in the winter greenhouse but how long I've been without them is not common. Luckily they grow fast and tonight I cut a lush batch for dinner - they were well worth the wait.
The bed of greens above will soon overtake my ability to keep up with it. You wait and wait, and once you cut your first batch of cut-and-come-again greens they just seem to explode, hurrying to replace themselves.
I hand picked some and then cut with a sharp scissors, I just gather up a handful and carefully cut well above the crown, to allow new growth. It's hard to tell I cut at all in the picture below but I'm adding it so you can see how little it takes to cut a salad bowl full.
Make your own - it's fun and unique. If you have a lot of almost finished lettuce packets, mix them all up and broadcast them for fast salad greens. You can do this in all kinds of containers you have in the garage, empty window boxes, Petunia hanging baskets, pretty bowls, whatever, you can grow salad greens in a 5-gallon bucket if you want. I like to grow a colorful mix of greens in a pretty bowl and set it on the table - go ahead and graze right there.
Don't forget to include herbs too - I especially like Cilantro, Chervil or Chives in the salad mix.