The garden is going crazy with lettuce! Lettuce here, lettuce there, lettuce in my dreams.. it’s everywhere!
If you haven’t already seen I started to create recipes with our lettuce harvest (hello fried rice!) so expect many more in the next couple of weeks!
I used to not like lettuce, it’s true. As a kid I was very picky when it came to that leafy green to the point of I would not touch a burger or sub that accidentally had lettuce on. I drove my parents insane. I stopped being this way just a few years ago when I realized lettuce is pretty darn good! So I’ve come a long way from not touching it with a fork to growing our own! We went a little crazy this year by planting a bunch of lettuce seeds that left us with a quite a few big heads of lettuce! Actually they’re massive.. seriously, wait till you see these bushy greens!
May 9… still growing! Also note here that I stole a lettuce plant for dinner here and it was delicious!
I find that instead of cutting pieces of lettuce at a time it works best to just remove the entire plant at once. As soon as your plant gets bushy enough then you can pick it to eat or let it grow to it’s full size.
And here’s a few harvest photos..
After we picked a few individual plants we decided to go on one big lettuce picking afternoon date. The plants were pretty much at their maximum size as they were getting giant and with the upcoming heat I was worried they would start to bolt.
So we brought the lettuce downstairs and went on a wild lettuce meatball making night. In the end we ended up making more than 25 dinner meals that we froze with this lettuce (recipe coming in a week!). How awesome is that?
Do you grow lettuce? Do you have any unique ways to use lettuce besides in salads? Share them in the comments!