The plants in our small garden have persevered through temperature extremes and excessive rainfall. (Part of the garden had been under water several times.) We are about to pick the first vegetables from our garden.
I love fresh lettuce, but hot weather can cause problems here in Indiana. As I remember growing up in Wisconsin, I think we had leaf lettuce from late spring (in a cold frame) until early fall. I have never been able to duplicate that feat here in Indiana. Almost every year I try to grow lettuce with varying degrees of success. This year we started with plants instead of seeds. Dennis spent $1.25 for eight Romaine lettuce plants. It looks like we will have lettuce in June.
|Fresh from the garden|
If you don't have a salad spinner, I recommend getting one—no more soggy lettuce! It's also fun to use. Push down and watch it spin.
Add radishes, olives, onions or anything else you fancy and enjoy eating a delicious salad.
Dennis and I are eagerly waiting for the tomatoes and cucumbers.