Lettuce

Written by karen on February 11th, 2017

This is the first year that I’ve successfully had lettuce all winter.

Actually, lettuce does fine here in temperatures down to zero and even in snow (though I cover it with a light row cover). It doesn’t grow a lot once it gets cold though, so the challenge is to plant it when it can germinate and grow, but not so early that it bolts. It’s also necessary to do this in an amount that gives you lettuce all winter. Until this year, I never quite got it right, but this morning, I harvested all this lettuce. There’s still more that’s harvest-ready and now another younger batch that should be ready in a few weeks. Now I just need to keep the new successions coming.

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Algot Runeman says:

    Beautiful job in both the growing and the photos.

    Do you think the lettuce will survive your rim-to-rim trip, especially when stuffed into a backpack?

  2. karen says:

    Ha ha. We’ll be counting on drip irrigation on timers. :)

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