Lovely Lettuce

It has been very quiet at the allotment over our hot Queensland summer. The weather is suddenly cooler so I am looking forward to getting the allotment planted and producing. And a bit more blogging.

Despite the heat, I have managed to grow a nice few heads of lettuce over the last few weeks, and yesterday I harvested them. Amazing that I managed to do that without them bolting in the heat.  Maybe I’m learning something after all !

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 12:51:21

    Now that’s a very impressive lettuce there, Jean! And to not have them bolting to seed is also very impressive 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Apr 15, 2016 @ 13:41:12

      Lovely to hear from you Maria.
      I have a secret, it’s all about timing. One of them was about to bolt – I could see it flexing it’s muscles, so I harvested and put them on the Share Table. They all went to good homes. And enough left for myself.

      Reply

  2. Steve Wallis
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 13:24:11

    Great to see you blogging. Reminds me of a vegetable dance song: Lettuce Turnip the Beet. the Beet, the Beet, Turnip the Beet!

    Reply

  3. Wendy and Kevin Hocking
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 14:44:21

    Lovely to see you back in print again, Jean. We’re looking forward to continued bulletins from your allotment.

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Apr 15, 2016 @ 15:13:11

      Wendy and Kevin, Thank you for visiting. Now I am over at the allotment most days, scattering seeds and planting seedlings, I will have something to write about. After what I believe is the hottest Autumn since Adam was a lad, it has turned a little cooler so my little plot will be much happier – and so will the owner !

      Reply

  4. Bernice
    Apr 15, 2016 @ 19:11:17

    Glad to see you’ve taken to writing again!

    Reply

  5. narf7
    Apr 16, 2016 @ 05:40:02

    Wonderful to see you back gardening and blogging again Jean 🙂

    Reply

    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Apr 16, 2016 @ 06:52:17

      It is so good to be planting again after our very hot summer. I tend to leave my allotment fallow over the summer. Lots of manure and compost and let it have a good old rest. So this is our busy time. Hopefully my new planting will give me something to write about.

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      • narf7
        Apr 16, 2016 @ 15:31:11

        It’s been a horrible hot and dry summer here in Tassie as well Jean. We are just about on water and power restrictions it has been so dry! Enjoy your growing season to the max 🙂

  6. tootlepedal
    Apr 16, 2016 @ 08:05:50

    A fine lettuce.

    Reply

  7. cathyandchucky
    Apr 16, 2016 @ 21:54:27

    Ooh do you cook at all in that lively pizza oven behind you Jean?

    Reply

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