This might not be a surprise to knowledgeable vegetable gardeners, but it was a surprise to me. It was a nice reward for my laziness last autumn. I generally pull out all of the plants in my garden and rototill the garden before winter, but last fall I didn’t get around to it. As a result there were a lot of weeds and vegetable roots left in my garden this spring.
Yesterday as I was trying to clean away the old weeds, to my surprise I discovered a whole row of lettuce, green and leafy, growing vigorously. I really didn’t expect to find growing lettuce in the garden. Two weeks ago I planted new lettuce seeds in the garden, but that hasn’t come up, but this discovery that last year’s lettuce is regrowing will provide us with lettuce to eat very soon. I tasted a leaf to see if it was bitter, but it was fine.
From now on I think I will leave some lettuce plants in the ground over winter so I have an early crop in the spring.
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