OUR FIRST CROP....Lettuce!
We've planted Lettuces in several areas of the yard. Railing boxes were started early in the greenhouse, while more was started in the ground or transplanted from trays. I trimmed the bolted lettuce out.
We have Black-seed Simpson, Mesclun Mix, Traditional Mix, Bibb, Romaine and Red Lettuces in various areas. When it gets too hot, the railing planters will be moved to semi-shade to prolong growth.
So yesterday, May 29, 2020, I walked around with a scissors and picked a bit of everything. Never cut your plant completely away, just remove no more than half, that way your lettuce will continue to grow. I rinsed everything in nice cold water.
Plain clean dish towels are ready--I'm no longer using paper towel for this...! It's been too hard at times to find paper products, and this is a GREEN way.
I carefully set all the stems up with narrow ends down to drain. Leave it this way for 10-15 minutes to completely drain.
Spread your greens on the towels. Gently layer another towel on top.
I bleach my towels, so these will come easily clean and are sanitary on the greens.
Double over the bottom edge and then roll the towel loosely. Place in plastic bag, (I wash and reuse these all summer for greens).
Loosely cover with a second bag...
Stand on end in the upper part of your Fridge. Simply unroll for serving.
This will keep your greens up to a week, and of course it will be time to pick again!
Onions aren't quite ready, maybe later next week!
HOW'S YOUR GARDEN GROWING?
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