With that as a proviso, I am pleased to announce that I haven't bought any lettuce this summer. Not that I'm a huge lettuce eater, but I've definitely eaten more & wasted less as I've snipped it as needed from one of my four Square Foot Gardens.
I started promising Link a garden last summer. I figured the more I talked it up & the more I got him hooked on the idea, the less likely I would be to flake out. It worked! He was very excited at the prospect of being able to grow his own "ta-na-does" & I was excited that maybe he would branch out & try some new veggies--he has, he just doesn't know it. Did you know that you can't taste a fistful of lettuce in a yogurt smoothie?
|I helped--I spread out the tarp.|
Aside from the lettuce, our bounty has been limited to exactly 5 grape tomatoes. Link has had two, Coraline has had 2 & I have had 1. Dave, ever the gentleman, has abstained. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that he "doesn't care for" tomatoes. But, we have some promising eggplant & peppers & a few corn plants that, though terribly behind their Iowa-field friends, look pretty good. Everything got into the dirt pretty late, so we're rejoicing in every bite that comes out of it & ready to hit it hard next year with a little more planning & a little less construction!
|I have never, in my whole life, been this excited about dirt.|
|One box done!|
|The very first fruit.|
|Giddy for Harvest|
|Our most promising pupil|