13 June 2011

lettuce end

All the Lettuces are bolting now. The Romaines have already shot up tall and the ruffly Simpsons are starting to grow upwards, too. I cut five Simpson heads off that were still hugging the ground, and brought them in to soak up cold water in a bowl
hoping it will leach out enough bitterness we can still get a few good salads out of them. I'm sad that so much of the lettuce will waste; there's still two dozen heads out there! But the heat has changed their intentions; instead of producing crisp delicious leaves now their aim is to reach skywards and produce flowers...

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