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I decided my first post this summer has to be about the lettuce that planted itself and kept us in salads all spring (of course, a picture of my girls will soon follow!).

I never got around to cleaning up the lettuce bed last year until after it went to seed. There is apparently something to be said about the lazy approach to gardening! The volunteer lettuce was delicious and mild, with several types in the mix. The only difference I noticed from the original seed crop was the lack of bright red leaves. I guess either the seed from the red leaves wasn’t fertile because it was a hybrid, or it reverted back to a greener hue. Below is a picture of lettuce grown from the “parent” seed.

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Happy summer, everyone!

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