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!
What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.
in The Complete Gardener pp. 142