|Today's harvest in a water bath. A few minutes soak/spin/ready for lunch.|
And it is working. I have harvesting single salad servings each day. Here's one reason I also am a new fan. When I have grown lettuce in the winter, I find more slugs (eewww) and snails because of the cool/wet season. Washing lettuce in the winter is much more labor intensive as you try to make sure all protein has been removed. (Even with vinaigrette, slugs are not that tasty.) This summer lettuce has had no slugs! Yay!
Another reason lettuce is not a summer crop is that when it gets hit with the summer sun, it tends to bold (go to seed) quickly. With the sun-less mornings, this has not been a problem...yet. I know as soon as July hits, its good bye lettuce.