Friday, June 5, 2009

Lettuce Continues!

Last night’s taco-supper included lettuce, cilantro, and onion from the garden. I am always happy when our meals include what I grow. What is really great is that, even though we have had a couple of days with high temperatures near 90 degrees, the oak leaf lettuces still are not bitter, except for the crunchiest parts of the midribs. Those were easily removed before shredding the lettuce leaves to pile on our taco-shells.

The oak leaf lettuces are, however, beginning to bolt, so they won’t be around to enjoy much longer. Luckily, there aren’t many left in the garden. We’ve eaten them.

The Slobolt lettuce still looks and tastes great. I think the prefix “slo” might also refer to its growth rate, because the loose heads only recently have begun to look like fully grown lettuces. In spite of their slow growth, these are beautiful in the garden, and I am happy with how they are doing so far.

The Slobolt lettuce:

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