In the summer I crave arugula and watercress. Recently, a local farmer started selling pots of the stuff, already started, to transplant into our gardens. But it hit me, why not simply snip off stalks before I put the pots in the ground? That way I can beat the rabbits to it--and enjoy my favorite slapped-together sandwich of grainy bread, lots of mayo, and mixed leaves. Sometimes I slice in peaches, too. Delicious.
Much cheaper than buying the cut stuff, even at a farmstand. The pots look pretty sitting in a large flat bowl, the kind you might use for pasta. I keep them well-watered. And when I've grazed down, they're ready to plant, and get a new flush of growth.