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Lotsa Love for Lettuce

June 13, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 9 Comments

Lettuce babies

Way back in early April after the snow finally melted on our cinder block raised bed, I planted a bunch of lettuce seeds that were left over from my failed indoor lettuce growing experiment. It’s totally possible and easy to grow greens inside, I’ve done it before successfully. The key is you have to remember to water them. Oops!

Getting bigger

I was convinced the hungry bunnies that ate any type of cabbagey plant in our garden would go after my lettuce babies, but they left them alone. We currently have a wee freshly kicked out of the nest baby bunny living in one of our garden beds that has started chomping on stuff and making me very angry. My poking at it with the tennis ball chucker a few times a day doesn’t seem to bother it enough to find a new spot to hang.

Violas make salads prettier

I wasn’t able to fill up all the cinder block holes with salad, so I threw in some violas. We’re still moving back to California, so I went a little crazy on early season stuff I could get in the ground before the last frost date. Matti’s actually in SF right now looking for a place for us to live and working at Flora Grubb Gardens. Zoe, Max and I will follow in mid-to-late July.

The spinner

Dill, chives and flat leaf parsley, even a wee bit of oregano spice things up. I pick and wash a big batch, throw it in a bag and it’s good for at least a week.

What it looks like now

Heck, it’s probably even more out of control since I haven’t harvested for a few days.

The whole deal

This is embarrassing… all of the left overs have been planted here. The red box is a bunny nightclub. One day everything is fine the next day it looks like they got wasted and rolled around on everything, leaving chunks of fur. They’ve left it alone for awhile now, but I’m hesitant to plant more stuff.

p.s. chain link fences are ugly, but better than no fence

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by Megan
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What? 90 days for Lettuce

Finally…the lettuce is ready to eat! Geez, it has taken forever.  I started these seeds 12 weeks ago, June 15th.  Those tiny lettuce seeds are too small for my (Matti’s) big hand and I sowed them way to close together.  … Continue reading

July 6, 2010
by Megan
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Let Us Germinate

We haven’t grown any loose leave lettuce since ditching the cold box.  We saved one of our ginormous containers to use just for veggies, and started our first crop of salad mix on June 15th. Observing our efforts above, it … Continue reading