Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lettuce pray

I am rather proud of myself. I have successfully grown my own food. It's quite a rush.

I don't remember what kind of lettuce this is, but it sure is pretty! (Laura, help me out...know what this is?)
Trixie approves.
Only one lettuce plant survived all this heat, so Geoff and I will enjoy a small but homegrown salad tomorrow night.


LauraHinNJ said...


Is it hanging upside down to drain or did it grow that way?


Looks like green-leaf lettuce (technical answer, that).

Most of mine bolted or was eaten by the groundhogs, but I did get a salad or two worth of red and green oak leaf (yummy!) planted some sort of red romaine which did nothing, and the green lead I planted bolted within a week of planting.

I think lettuce has to be planted really early and late with our climate. Someday I'll have my act together to do it properly - before the groundhog wakes up from his winter siesta and before it gets too hot.

Susan Gets Native said...

I was draining it in that picture (I soaked it in salt water to kill any critters)
I started all my veggies inside from seed really early in the spring...next year, the lettuce goes somewhere cooler.