“Drunken Woman” lettuce for lunch today

I would grow this Drunken Woman lettuce in my allotment just for it’s name alone even if it wasn’t so beautiful. I love the pink tinge to the leaves, and the abandoned way it throws out it’s leaves.  OK, I’m getting carried away. Thank you Wendy for the seeds. I picked this one for lunch.

Drunken Woman lettuce

No problem, there are plenty more …..

A row of Drunken Woman lettuce

The radishes are coming along nicely. I am not a big fan of the radish but I planted them to mark where I had planted the rows of the much slower germinating root vegetables – parsnips, swede, carrots.

Rows of radishes as a marker

My “Nicola” potatoes are coming along nicely. In fact they are growing so well that when I banked them up with more compost and straw I had to build a cage around them to hold the whole bed together. I fancy I should get a nice crop later in the year. New potatoes dripping in butter – delicious but straight to the hips probably!

Potatoes in their ‘cage’

Here’s a shot taken from the top.

Healthy spuds

Happy gardening.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf7
    May 28, 2012 @ 18:03:03

    What a clever idea to mark your rows! I LOVE those drunken woman lettuces…I guess you could hide small flasks of booze underneath them in your allotment 🙂

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  2. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
    May 30, 2012 @ 08:04:39

    Lovely to see everything so green and healthy, Jean! It’s turned cold and drizzly here in Sydney, and our garden is grinding to a halt…

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      May 30, 2012 @ 08:19:34

      Thank you for your comment Celia. This is my best growing season up here in Brisbane, after the heat of the summer. Our mornings are now a bit ‘crisp’ but it’s very pleasant gardening as the day warms up.

      I’m off to our usual Wednesday morning gathering of allotment holders and volunteers at Beelarong Community Farm. It’s a good social event working together and we all stop for morning tea at 10am.

      Reply

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