Remember that food bank lettuce?…

Well here it’s all ready to be harvested, cleaned, and then delivered to the food bank.  This simple 4X4 box just grew 64 heads of lettuce.  I thought it would be a good idea to alternate the varieties to give it some color.  This is made up of 2 varieties: black seeded Simpson and red sails.  I’ve also got a ton of spinach ready to harvest so I’ll throw that in the mix along with 32 radishes.  The lettuce has now been growing for about 5 weeks.  This is perfect timing-well, almost perfect timing.  I would’ve liked to have everything in this box harvested and replanted by last Sunday, but it wasn’t quite ready.  By this time next week I’ll have all vertical plants in place along with all my flowers, herbs, onions, garlic, cabbage, and beets.  I’ll keep several squares open so that I can plant new lettuce seeds every 5 days or so.  That way I will keep the produce growing throughout the entire summer season.  Next up-shading your garden so that you can continue to grow radishes and lettuce through the hottest part of the year.

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