My Man Grows Stupendous Lettuce
July 25, 2009
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He Won’t Brag, So I Will
Just one head of lettuce provides salad for twelve. Can your lettuce do that?
My husband would tell you that he had nothing to do with it. Someone else sowed the seeds; he just stuck the seedlings in the ground. God provided the rain. Yeah, but who was up there weeding?
Shaded by the broccoli, the lettuce isn't bitter, even though it's pretty nigh bolted.
All that cool and rainy weather has been good for something: great lettuce!
In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.
in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons