Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Gardening Club

Last week I learned some things about gardening. I planted the onions the way they came. I just loosened the roots a bit and plopped them in the garden. Apparently, you are supposed to separate them into individual onion plants so they actually have room to turn into an onion. Oops!

I also learned that my lettuce was ready.





I also learned that it is yummy!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, how I'd LOVE to serve and eat something I grew myself!!!! It looks delicious!!!

Aliceson said...

So many people are thrown off by onions and plant them as one big clump. Dividing them up can be a pain, but totally worth it.

Your lettuce looks great! I can't wait for mine to be big enough to eat.

GinaG said...

Don't feel bad. I learned the same thing about garlic a few years back lol.

TeresaMDC said...

Yeah!!!! Nothing better than eating your own food you planted. I can't wait until my tomatoes start growing!!

Lisa said...

Eating like a rabbit from your own garden is the best!

Lisa :)

Banteringblonde said...

how do you know when your lettuce is ready? I have bugs and they are ticking me off. I had a beauty of a green pepper going and a bug got into it and had a nice meal. Grrrr

Frau said...

So cool the being eating the fruits of your labor! I miss having a garden.

Shady Lady said...

Fiona, here's how we're doing it. When the leaves are about ummmm...I guess palm size-ish (smaller or bigger is fine), I break each leaf off. We have about twelve lettuce plants growing (next year I'm planting more) so that gives us enough for salad for two. Princess doesn't eat lettuce, yet.

You can keep picking leaves off this way. Eventually the plant will bolt/go to seed. When this happens I'm told you can cut it back. It will keep doing this, but eventually the lettuce will get bitter. Then let it bolt and you can take the seeds for next year.

Zayna said...

Oh my that lettuce looks yummy!

I was hoping to join in on the Monday gardening club but my garden is not doing very well.