Lettuce – I May Have Been a Bit Over Enthusiastic…

June 27th, 2011

I kind of went crazy planting lettuce this year.

There were so many wonderful sounding varieties available at the Abundant Life Seed company where I placed my seed order, that I think I went a wee bit overboard…

The varieties I grew are as follows…

Green Salad Bowl
Cimmaron
Sunset
Tomahawk
Super Jericho
and a Mesclun Salad Blend.

As far as taste goes – they are all wonderful in the early cool of spring, but we had a hot streak in May and almost all of the lettuce became bitter at that point except for the Green Salad Bowl which is the lime green curly lettuce that looks like typical garden lettuce. Because of that, it’s the only variety I will order again next year… along with a few more varieties that I still need to try. But I will attempt to keep a slightly cooler head with next year’s order.

Comments

  • I have the perfect recipe for you! Lettuce, pea, and mint soup!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/28/lettuce-summer-recipe

    Deliciousness!

    • Rechelle:

      Thanks Chaz. All of the recipes at that link sounded very good. I will give them a try.

  • Kelsie:

    Try Little Gem romaine next year! It’s been into the upper nineties here, and the lettuce is not only still producing, it’s also still buttery sweet tasting. Not a hint of bitterness.

    • Rechelle:

      Thanks for the tip Kelsie. I will try it.

  • LucyJoy:

    Ahhh…the abundance of lettuce made up for the broccoli fiasco!