Monday, October 05, 2009

...the last of the lettuce...

The weather this summer/fall has just been CRAZY - I said we didn't even have summer until after Labor Day - when we finally saw temps in the 80's - but we've had a couple of frosts now and I'm afraid covering the garden up every night won't do the trick much longer - we're due for a hard freeze... we harvested the last of the lettuce...
...we just pulled it all up by the roots (we'll compost those) then pulled all the leaves off...

...gave them 3 good rinses to get all the dirt out...

...spun it all dry and bagged it up - hopefully we'll have at least another week or 2 of homegrown salad goodness...


  1. we've had a few nights in the 50's the leaves will start turning in earnest soon. a freeze?? that makes me chilly just thinking about it!!

    love, k

  2. I didn't grow lettuce this year. I was living in a hotel all summer due to a fire and condo renos. I did plant a few things but didn't have time to keep up with it. It is nice to enjoy other people's gardens.

  3. I'm waiting for my weather to warm up. Spring is here and now our temps are colder than our winter just passed.

    Fresh vegies are the best.

  4. I finished up my first crop of lettuce in August and planted another on the off chance - with some beetroot as well.

    Both have done well.