Going green is quite popular right now, but I'm not sure being inundated with green lettuce and green spinach is quite what they mean!
This small patch of lettuce is growing really well under the shade of the ladder. In fact, it's supposed to be a heading lettuce, but the outer leaves are getting huge already. I decided it was time to harvest a "few" leaves.
I ended up with more than two pounds of lettuce! Even after cleaning and tossing the leaves that were less than perfect, I had 28 ounces of lettuce for the refrigerator.
While I was in the garden, I decided we needed some spinach for tonight's dinner. This is the crop that was planted under the nylon netting, and has stayed almost completely free of leaf miners. I was disappointed to find about a half dozen leaves with the miner damage, but considering the other two plantings (with no nylon netting for protection) were completely ruined and had to be pulled, I can't be too unhappy about losing six leaves. I just hope I got them out before they hatched and are in the soil.
It's so sad to look at Pat's side of the fence now that the new neighbors have moved in. Last year I planted seven tomato plants, three hills of zucchini and a bed of bush beans along this fence line. Pat would have had it all cleaned out and ready for me to put in whatever plants and seeds I had leftover this spring, but it looks like the new people are just going to ignore it. I hate that I see this when I look at my east garden.