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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

prime lettuce season

Boston lettuce heads
boston lettuce head prizehead lettuce

I am SO excited to have big heads of Boston lettuce forming. I haven't grown this variety before and it is just beautiful! I may have a new favorite lettuce variety. My old favorite, Prizehead, is doing good too.

It seems that the slugs prefer Prizehead to Boston.

WARNING: The photo below may be offensive to some gardeners. Don't scroll down if you are bothered by the sight of slugs.

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7 Comments:

Blogger TSannie said...

Boston is my very favorite lettuce - and I do not like sharing it with slugs.
Looks just beautiful (the lettuce, not the slug).

June 24, 2009 11:42 PM

 
Anonymous BW said...

I ma so jealous of your Boston lettuce!! I planted some but it never formed heads, it just started to grow up and act like a leaf lettuce. Do you have any tips? For now my solution s to hit up the Copley farmer's market tomorrow.

June 25, 2009 9:22 AM

 
Blogger Mr. Finch said...

Boston's my favorite lettuce too. We aren't growing any this year, but maybe next year.

June 25, 2009 9:33 AM

 
Blogger Cynthia said...

Your lettuce looks so gorgeous!!! How long did it take for it to grow this big? My lettuce are growing so slow :(

June 25, 2009 1:25 PM

 
Anonymous Siren said...

that was what i wanted - Boston lettuce - and what I thought i was getting when I planted green leaf lettuce. :( :( oh well, next year.

June 25, 2009 5:51 PM

 
Blogger Jeph said...

I grew some mini-version of Boston lettuce for the first time this year, and have to say it's a VERY nice change from all the leaf lettuce... Yours are beautiful!

June 26, 2009 1:36 PM

 
Blogger Sue said...

That looks so good. It's so hot here that everything is burning up and withering. Even watering doesn't help.

June 28, 2009 2:03 PM

 

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