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.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

lettuce harvest

bowl of lettuce dinner
Lettuce is probably my favorite garden crop. Today I harvested a BIG bowlful. It should be enough for salads for us for 2 days. Hopefully I can stop buying lettuce for the rest of the season now. I have some hot weather lettuce as well as escarole, endive and arugula. Today I harvested black seeded simpson, arugula and some mixed oak leaf and red lettuces. The black seeded simpson is a great variety. It grows very fast, is a nice light green color and tastes tender and delicious. Yum! It was sooo good (with our garden pesto from last year and grilled salmon) that I skipped the salad dressing.

Lactuca sativa

2 Comments:

Blogger ...a little of this and that....... said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

June 04, 2007 7:40 AM

 
Blogger Steve said...

I agree that the Black Seeded Simpson is great! I always have a couple (or more) of this one going. Great flavor and it does grow really fast.

June 06, 2007 11:47 PM

 

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