Green Thumb Sunday: Baby red lettuce

New red lettuce

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18 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Baby red lettuce”

  1. 1 Vero October 14, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Your pictures are yummy! You could bring me to grow some vegetables !

  2. 2 inadvertentgardener October 14, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Vero, I highly recommend it! Home-grown veggies are the best kind.

  3. 3 genny October 14, 2007 at 8:25 am

    oh thats true guys.We eat a lot of veggies here in the house. Save money and your family is healthy if you have your own garden.

  4. 4 inadvertentgardener October 14, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Genny, yes, you definitely save money, and as long as you raise everything organically (or as close to that as you can), it’s even healthier!

  5. 5 Captain Lifecruiser October 14, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Ah, I can imagine how good that will look in a salad…. See, you just did make me hungry!!!! *giggles*

    Lovely photo with the contrast between the dark and the red.

  6. 6 inadvertentgardener October 14, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Captain Lifecruiser, it hasn’t gotten quite big enough for me to consider it salad-worthy, but I can’t wait until it does!

  7. 7 Aiyana October 14, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    The beginnings of a salad! It looks good.

    We will soon be surrounded by acres of several different varieties of lettuce, red included. It comes up so fast, and the workers harvest it within 10 days of its sprouting. It will be in the markets the same day. Always fascinating to see, and one advantage of suburban living.

  8. 8 lutchi October 14, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    can i have some salad now…neat one.Mine is up .

  9. 9 inadvertentgardener October 14, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    Aiyana, wow — harvest to market in the same day — that’s good local eating! It is amazing how quickly lettuce sprouts — it never ceases to surprise me.

    Lutchi, come on over! I’ll even whip up some salad dressing. :-)

  10. 10 the mint killer October 14, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    the various packets of lettuce we happily planted in early september now look somewhat like remnants of ursula’s cave of the condemned from disney’s version of the little mermaid ….

    but the mint and basil keep coming!

    maybe i should change my name to the lettuce killer?

  11. 11 inadvertentgardener October 14, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    Well, to be fair, I took one close-up picture of the, um, one of three tiny pieces of lettuce that actually grew. It’s ridiculous. I don’t know what was wrong with those seeds, but they clearly didn’t take.

    Don’t change your name — I’m way, way too fond of your name! Even if you haven’t proved yourself worthy of it this year…which is a very, very good thing. :-)

  12. 12 Don October 14, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    You strongly warn against baking frozen pizza on the cardboard backing like somebody who’s done it before (I have, too).

  13. 13 inadvertentgardener October 14, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Don, in fact, I have. But only once, and it didn’t take me very long to figure out the error!

  14. 14 Curtis October 15, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Looks yummy! Quick where’s the vinaigrette.

  15. 15 inadvertentgardener October 16, 2007 at 5:58 am

    Curtis, definitely! They’re going to be tasty leaves, all dressed up…

  16. 16 wayne October 17, 2007 at 5:24 am

    looking at that baby lettuce some how filled my spirit with hope that the tiny lettuce plants in my garden will get to be the size I imagine them to be. thanks

  17. 17 inadvertentgardener October 18, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Wayne, I hope it happens for you! :-)

  18. 18 farmingfriends October 20, 2007 at 8:58 am

    I love growing cos lettuce but this looks very pretty. is it tasty?
    Sara from farmingfriends

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