Now that’s a lettuce

Now that's a lettuce

I picked this lettuce yesterday. My favourite “Drunken Woman”. Started on it at tea time and I’ll steadily work my way through it during the week.

I always keep one box of matches in the house, firstly to light birthday candles and secondly to boast about the size of my lettuces.

(OK. I know you are out there and growing fabulously enormous veggies which win first prizes and all that – but I garden in Queensland and fight pests, disease and all manner of pestilence on a daily basis and I think this is the first thing I’ve ever picked without a hole chewed in it!)

Happy Gardening


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 05:31:13

    That lettuce is perfect in every way…in fact…I am renaming it “The Drunken Mary Poppins” lettuce from now on…can you imagine a drunken and beligerant Mary Poppins? Now THAT would have made a good movie! ;)


    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Sep 16, 2013 @ 06:37:30

      I love your comment Fran. I cannot imagine Mary Poppins (or Julie Andrews) drunken or belligerent. In fact I really shouldn’t put those two words in the same sentence as these two esteemed ladies.

      It certainly would make a good movie. What about a drunken and beligerant Sound Of Music? Would bring new meaning to the song “what shall we do about Maria?” (sober her up and give her a good slap)


  2. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 05:45:46

    I looked when we were buying seed this year – but couldn’t find drunken woman lettuce seed. It is beautiful, as you said. I’m picking lettuce again right now too – we had ours bolt in the heat wave, mowed it down and it all came back. I thought after it bolted that it was done, but it was a nice surprise to find out I was wrong.


    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Sep 16, 2013 @ 06:33:05

      I’ve never seen the seed in the shops Heidi. Came from my friend who seed-saves – I think it could be an old heritage variety.
      Now that’s an interesting tip of yours. I didn’t know that lettuce could ‘rise again’ after they have bolted.


  3. jensine
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 06:10:22

    now I would love some of that … mmmhhh


  4. MrsYub
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 09:45:25

    Its a lovely lettuce. Its like a big green flower! The matches are a nice touch. Its interesting how there are a few items in every home that are recognized world wide, eh?


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