Friday, October 21, 2016
First up, I had to dig out the last of the past winter's lettuces. My least favorite of the mesclun mix refused to die or bolt, no matter how hot it got. They also didn't want to pull out, even with moist soil. I got out the shovel and dug down to get out the taproot. And then I dug some more. And once again to make sure I got all of it. I wish my carrots would grow that deep.
So what did I pick? Not another mix of random seeds. With a year of experience in unusual greens and past experience with spinach, I had a better idea of what I wanted to grow. I got spinach, arugula, romaine, and cress. The first three I chose because I like them, but often have a hard time going through a package before it starts to spoil. The cress, just because it's cool. It's also hard to find in stores and expensive when you do find it. I actually don't have room for it in the lettuce patch, so it's getting the cucumber pot. Eggy is still producing, so I'll keep her for a bit, but the last tiny cucumber squeaked itself out last week.