A quick post today. The usual things are coming in for this time of year. Some kohlrabi, 2 bulbs, a little broccoli and a lot of lettuce, nearly 4 pounds, and some of it was fed to the bunnies. I mentioned in an recent post that the Earthbox produces some really nice lettuce. This lettuce is the second batch that was grown in the EB. It reached picking size at the same time as the lettuce in the raised beds, which was started a few weeks earlier.
Not only did this lettuce grow faster, it is milder and better in flavor, and this lettuce is quite clean, where the bed grown lettuce has to be washed several times. I located the box where it is in the shade during the afternoon, but the limited sunlight doesn't seem to slow it down. So I was thinking, next year why plant any lettuce in the beds? I'll get the homemade self-watering container out of storage and alternate lettuce plantings in the two SWC's. That should provide all the lettuce I need.
Next post - suckering tomatoes.