I have no idea how long I'm supposed to leave vegetables in the ground. I got a new book called Grow Vegetables and it's been very helpful on this topic and so many more, but I can only read so many books at once and right now I'm juggling 3......so the information is slow going. After reading up on lettuce, radishes, and spinach I decided to do a mini harvest. And since I have 4 basil plants and lot's-o-basil I harvested a bit of that as well. The soil that we had delivered this spring has turned out to be fabulous because I have never seen spinach or basil as big as what I'm growing right now! They are amazing. Since I have all these fresh greens, I am making salads for dinner. I'm going to saute sliced radish and shrimp with garlic and butter and we'll eat that over a fresh, truly organic salad. I'm excited to be eating food that I've grown!! Bon Appetite.