Sharing a little glimpse of my garden that makes me happy.
Wishing you a very peaceful day.
Once again this year, I’ll be sharing little glimpses of our gardens. Although so much is growing all the time, there is always a little moment every week that makes me smile extra wide and this is what I want to share with you.
How strange this summer has been for our gardens. Not only have we been able to enjoy vegetables that usually we have no luck with, but with the heat finally setting in, we are seeing the promise of warm weather vegetables to come. But unbolted, sweet, crunchy lettuce heads in July? Forget it, I’ve never been able to enjoy them unless they came from the market.
This past week, we finally got our first little heat wave. For about 4 days, the temperatures shot up to 38 ‘C (100 ‘F) with humidity and the gardens exploded. As I watched my spinach and mesclun lettuces go to seed in record time, I suggested to my husband that we start eating salads everyday. In case I hadn’t mentioned, as of last Monday, we had about 60 heads of lettuce ready for harvesting so the idea of them bolting was more than I could bare. We started chopping off the heads, leaving the roots in the ground until we were ready to pull everything out and plant some cover crops until fall. Well, the nights got cool again, the days became breezy and partly cloudy again and lo and behold : The lettuces grew back!
I will definitely be planting this variety again. We have been eating it since late May. And as colder nights are still on the menu for the next 7 days, we might actually get to eat them again! Who knew I would find the unstoppable lettuce?
How is your garden growing?