Monday, January 3, 2011

Let us not buy lettuce

I have decided that I don't want to buy lettuce anymore. I find it doesn't last and is either too much or too little. Very often, even with ready washed lettuce, there are slugs in the bag too.

I have dedicated a little area of my veg garden to lettuce seedlings and am hoping that these will be enough to see us through the summer. For the price of two bags of lettuce in the supermarket, I got two trays of assorted lettuce seedlings. Now we can pick what we need and we know it is fresh and we can be sure that we don't end up with slugs in our salad.

I found this little tool set, perfect for the garden , at a local home store. It is so convenient to know where the tools are when I need them instead of hunting round the garden for the spade that could have been put anywhere by anybody!


  1. I know where you are coming from on this matter. I love salad and probably eat 4 or 5 a week with my dinner. But during these winter months lettuce is pricey and goes bad fast. This spring I hope to try again with a lettuce garden for me and some greens for my chickens. We have lots of shade so not sure how well it will work but I am willing to try again.

  2. It's a good idea to plant a few new lettuces every 3 weeks or so. Then they are all at different stages and you don't run out. In the heat of Summer they tend to bolt.


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