This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

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


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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