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Lettuce soup

At this time of summer, most of us have already pulled out our spring lettuce, or are looking at plants that are bolting and tasting bitter. If you’ve still got some lettuce that’s salad-worthy, use it now! But if it’s…

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Got Salad Greens?

Guest post by Kurt Jacobson If you are like many other local gardeners you planted salad greens this year and have started to harvest them. It was just yesterday that I picked/thinned my first bag of green goodness from my…

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Successes and disappointment with cool season crops

So, today I decided to remove my row cover and do some weeding around my intensively planted cool season crops.  Well, there were lots of seedlings of dead nettle and chick weed to be removed, lots of successes and some…

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From Romaine With Love

A week or two ago, MG Pat Lynch sent out this photo of an interloper in her salad garden: photo by Sam Korper Since it looked so much like the rest of the Romaine lettuce it was growing with, she…

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Brassicas interplanted with red sail and buttercrunch lettuce

    What a beautiful rain we have had for the last two days.  It has given me a welcome reprieve from all of the weeding that needs to be done in the garden.  It’s also given me time to post a…

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Green Ice becomes green slush: My mini-greenhouse fails

My cheap mini-greenhouse after two winters’ use The mini-greenhouse I made by cutting the bottom from a plastic storage box failed during recent frigid temperatures. I picked lettuce from the mini-greenhouse every month during the 2011-2012 winter—one of the warmest…

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Frugal Gardener: Cutting lettuce in March

Red Sails lettuce cut Mar. 2 It was beautiful—the head of Red Sails lettuce I cut Friday when Ellen said we needed lettuce for our lunchtime sandwiches. The head was the last of three I raised over winter in the…

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