Lettuce harvest – May 2010

We are very much enjoying the Tom Thumb and Little Gem lettuce this year.  I’ll have to remember to start the seeds a bit earlier and get them outside a bit sooner next year.  We had two big lettuce harvests, and now it’s too warm for them.  Lettuce begins to taste bitter like the inside of a dandelion stem if it gets too much heat.

My good friends taught me to wash the lettuce in a big stock pot.  It’s a lot easier than what I was doing. The soaking/washing step probably does draw a bit of the bitter taste out too. If you haven’t harvested your midwest lettuce, better eat it soon!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by kateohkatie on May 27, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Mine is looking sad and wilty 😦 (I need to blog that soon…) Guess I should try and salvage what I can?

    Reply

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