May 11, 2011 - Keeping it in Perspective

Normally I wouldn't blog about this until "Harvest Monday", but as I was looking at the giant basket of lettuce I picked this morning, then photographing it, I thought to myself what's to show my readers this is not a tiny basket of teeny-tiny leaves?


I decided to put it in perspective.


A basket of freshly picked lettuce leaves.


As compared to my 32" stove top.

That's some big lettuce!



27 comments:

  1. WOW! That IS some big lettuce!!! I'd love to have lettuce harvests that looked like that! Way to go!

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  2. It reminds me of my huge spinach. I have no clue where the huge leaves came from but I'm happy about it. My lettuce though is much smaller.

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  3. If I was to bring mine in at this point, it would be a tiny basket. Your lettuce makes me hungry!

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  4. It's nice for me to find a new blog written by someone as obviously obsessed with veg-growing as I am! Flowers are OK, but veg are better...

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  5. You're by far the BESTEST salad gardener on earth! Mr. Granny is one lucky guy!!

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  6. It seems your weather is helping to produce some BIG lettuce.

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  7. That lettuce looks so good I can almost taste it.

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  8. Just goes to show that sometimes bigger IS better - goodness gracious, great basket of lettuce!

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  9. Wow looking just great. Would love that lettuce for the dinner I haven't had yet.

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  10. I guess all the mild weather has it's benifits!

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  11. Thanks, everyone...Allison, Erin, Megan, Langela, Katrina, Debbie. I hope I didn't miss anyone.


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    Daphne, my spinach leaves are actually smaller this year, while my lettuce is larger. Go figure.

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    Mark Willis, yes, I'd say obsessed is the word :-)

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    Sue, Mr. Granny likes grocery store iceberg lettuce. Mr. Granny's not as smart as he likes to think he is.

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    Rachel, it was 81 degrees here today! Luckily, it was also cloudy.

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    Donna, don't be sad. Here....have a bite.

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    Wilderness, I'm just getting ready to eat my dinner, I'll take a couple of bites for you!

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    Villager, I hate cleaning tiny leaves, I like 'em big!

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  12. Heather, that and the new location for the lettuce bed, which gets afternoon shade. It remains to be seen if I can meet or beat last year's 42 pound lettuce harvest.

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  13. Oh gosh, I am jealous! I am buying lettuce from the store currently, and I just can't help but going out and trying to give my lettuce seedlings a pep talk so I can stop spending all that money.

    I bet just one of those leaves would be a whole meal for me!

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  14. Prairie Cat, our pet rabbit eats a big container of baby lettuces every week, at about $5-7! Growing it, and having it fresh from the garden for him, is not only a real treat but a real money saver.

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  15. Gorgeous lettuce harvest! Mr. Granny has no idea what he is missing.

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  16. Kitsap, he ate it after I drenched it in balsamic vinegar and oil. He didn't even complain. Of course, I told him he had to eat his veggies before he could dig into the spice cake I'd baked today ;-)

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  17. I'm totally jealous Granny! I want to be your bunnies for a day to get a taste of the yummy looking lettuces!

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  18. Charmcity, I only have one (very spoiled) bunny, and he'll bite your face off if you touch his lettuce! However, you can just come and visit me for a day and I'll feed you a BIG salad of your own!!!

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  19. Just a few small leaves there Granny, lol.

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  20. Ya, Kelly, I think we'll be going into salad overload soon!

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  21. better post your address & buy a big picnic table.

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  22. Donna, maybe buy another rabbit? Or I could take off the netting and let the birds have a feast.

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  23. That's a gorgeous basket of greens!! Happy Harvest!

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