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Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday April 23

Finally, something to eat from the garden.  I had forgotten just how good fresh lettuce tastes.  Buttery, flavorful - there's just no comparison to supermarket lettuce.  I grow lettuce in an Earthbox, which is in the coldframe right now.  I usually get about 5 pounds of lettuce from an Earthbox before it bolts, and it's very clean.  Last week I got the first picking:

Yesterday, some more:

I don't know what varieties are in this, it's Pinetree lettuce mix, but it's all good.  To see what people are growing, head on over to Our Happy Acres.

6 comments:

Dave @ OurHappyAcres said...

I agree with you on the lettuce - homegrown is so much more flavorful. I've even got some volunteering in one of the cold frame beds. I don't know what kind it is, but I'm sure it will be tasty.

michelle hamer said...

You are so right, nothing compares to homegrown lettuce. Your lettuces do look clean indeed.

Margaret said...

Looks wonderful! I think that lettuce gets a bad rap as a "why bother" type of crop. For me, its definitely up there when it comes to crops that I miss the most over the winter since we have salads several times a week all year long.

Phuong said...

Your lettuces are looking great. Lettuces and greens can be so productive, I forget how wonderful they are because they're so unassuming. Although having to wash them multiple times when they're grown in the ground can be a pain.

Kathy said...

Is an earth box what it sounds like ie a box of soil? I use deepish trays for salad leaves and grow them in the polytunnel, they stay nice and clean. Yours look really good!

gardenvariety-hoosier said...

Kathy- an Earthbox is a self-watering container (SWC). There is a reservoir at the bottom and a plastic screen above it which keeps the potting mix above the water. You add water a couple times a week through a tube.

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