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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lettuce Gone To Seed


The lettuce I planted in the spring did very well for us.  I kept it going until Independence Day by applying my ice trick although the flavor wasn't as good once it got hot.  When it started to bolt, I just ingnored it.  It made these amazing flower heads and now it is making seed.  I'm hoping to harvest the seed to plant next spring. 


6 comments:

  1. Free lettuce seed; you can't argue with that.

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  2. I've never left my lettuce long enough to go to seed! Good for you though (if it was yummy lettuce!).

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  3. Dear Sherlock Street, All of those fluffy seedheads are such fun. Well worth allowing the lettuce to bolt to achieve them!

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  4. I keep thinking that I will start my lettuce soon for this fall-but have procrastinated!! I also am procrastinating saving seed from some of my flowers--and the milkweek, which I also keep intending to photograph, because I have never seen it go to seed (since I haven't grown it myself till now)and it has a beautiful, huge pod, full of fluffy cotton attached to the seed--no doubt to help it fly to reseed somewhere else. Hope your lettuce grows well for you--has your other lettuce sprouted yet?

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  5. Fresh lettuce will be tasty next spring! I love to let Kales flower the seeds are really lovely in the spring. gail

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  6. ~IG
    I know. I harvested a bunch this evening.

    ~Heather
    This was new for me too.

    ~EH
    That's why I let it go. I wanted to see what the flowers looked like. The seeds are bonus.

    ~Melanie
    You still have time for lettuce. The milkweed seed sounds cool. Make sure you get some! My other lettuce sprouted and is now starting to look like little lettuces.

    ~Gail
    I was surprised how pretty these were too.

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