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. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

lettuce and endives

escarole endive escarole 5 oak leaf lettuce I was surprised to find my little lettuce patch still growing. I don't go out to the garden very often these days. I had stopped covering the patch in early December because everything was freezing pretty solid, even with the covering. I didn't realize that these plants would survive. Not really very many plants - probably not enough for a single salad serving - but I think they are photogenic and a good crop to consider expanding for next year. Still growing are (clockwise from top left): purple-spotted escarole, curly endive, oak leaf lettuce and plain escarole.

Lactuca sativa

2 Comments:

Anonymous M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

Gorgeous photos. My lettuce is doing well right now despite our unusually warm temperatures for this year. I'm glad I remembered to plant some this fall. I haven't been taking advantage of winter vegetables as much as I should.

December 18, 2006 2:37 PM

 
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

Wow! What a nice surprise. :)

December 18, 2006 5:08 PM

 

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