Bastille Ep. 1

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Can you believe that there is a new restaurant opening soon Ballard called Bastille? And even though it is slated to open in mid-summer, it isn't opening on Bastille Day? It might sound ridiculous, but it is true. I suppose everyone is just too excited to get started. I know that I am. Somehow, through the powers of small town Seattle, we got the opportunity to help them set up a garden on the rooftop of the restaurant. So this is a picture of one of the new raised beds (built by some very talented carpenters) in which we will be attempting to grow salad greens. As I understand it, there will be a "Rooftop Salad" on the menu and our goal is to produce as much salad as humanly possible to satisfy the well documented, endless appetite for such a commodity. Mostly we will be growing wild arugula, small head lettuces and many "soft" herbs that are apparently essential to French cuisine. Quite an adventure so far...everything is assembled, irrigated, seeded and ready to go. This is the part where things should start to grow...