Saturday, 13 July 2013

Lettuces in winter

I love salads.  Eat one most every day.  Living in the sub-tropics makes growing lettuces for our salads quite a challenge in summer, but in winter it's a piece of cake.  In winter there aren't many slugs (snails have not found our garden yet), or other bugs.  The sun doesn't fry them as it's not as hot, and the rain is milder and does not shred their leaves.  In the heat of our summers they tend to go to seed even before we get a chance to pick them.  In winter they last for months in the garden while we pick them leaf by leaf.  Lots of lettuce, another reason I love our winters.