This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Buttercrunch bibb lettuce

The lettuce is keeping our salad bowl full this summer.

Lactuca sativa


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there.. I know this is an old post by the date, but I'm hoping that I can beat the groundhog by the garden to the buttercrunch I planted a few weeks looks almost as good as yours here, but thought it had to form a head first..if not, I'm going to harvest soon!(already had to rescue the spinich from the rascal).
Another Sheila

June 15, 2007 11:37 AM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I hope you beat him to it. Nothing like fresh garden lettuce! Mine rarely heads. Maybe because I plant it thick and by the time it has room to head its so hot and sunny that it bolts. But it doesn't matter - tastes great anyway.

I pull lettuce for three reasons: its getting too thick and needs to be thinned, its starting to make a stem and bolt, or I just want to eat it in my salad. No matter why I pull it, I eat it! Yumm.

June 22, 2007 10:01 PM


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