Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My progress.

My progress with the Lettuce Reine Des'glaces the French variety Iceberg type lettuce. This is my second go as the first lot bolted to seed from the heat of summer after a mildish rainy period. This lot is growing along very well and I harvested one yesterday for a couple of sandwiches and a salad and they were lovely.
 Still plenty of growing left in them and with six left I'll be right for lettuce for a little while now but I'll be making another planting soon so as to make sure I have some coming on after these guys are all gone.
A follow up to the last potato post. I've since mulched/hilled them again with a mixture of chicken pen straw and some more aged horse manure. They are still looking good right now and I'm keen to see what the potatoes they produce will be like but all in good time.
 I'm getting excited about these two as well. Just your average garden variety of cauliflower but growing along at a cracking pace. They are about to start producing their head so I'm thinking a small dose of potash and some Searl's 5 in1 plus some compost and aged horse manure should see them through to the end.
And last but not least, Parsley. You can never have to much parsley so I planted a few more seeds and in a couple of weeks they'll be heading for the garden proper.

There's heaps more happening in the garden at the moment but it'll have to wait for another day because a friend dropped off a pumpkin and it just so happened that a few days ago Hazel Dene posted a recipe for a pumpkin risotto, so it's off to the kitchen for me. Well there's that and the giant storm outside telling me to turn my computer off just in case things get nasty.




Matron said...

Those lettuce look interesting. I love eating home grown fresh lettuce. I pick them a leaf at a time. Supermarket lettuce just taste of nothing at all. Yours look lovely!

Stewart said...

Thanks Matron, I'm very happy with them and I'm with you 100% on the supermarket excuses for a lettuce.

Jason said...

Purchased lettuce just doesn't last particularly when you buy a mixed pack which is how I like it as I like a bit of variety. I do tend to grow a lot that are bitter though.

Anonymous said...

Your garden's looking great :)