update on garden September 3, 2014


Who knew Romain lettuce would grow so tall! We harvested the leaves all season instead of cutting off the head each time. We have had a great harvest all season. It has now gone to seed. We will cut the tops off and hang them upside down tucked in a paper bag.  We will try to germinate one or two seeds in the house to test if we dried the seeds correctly. Then we will store them for next years a crop.I won’t need to buy seed for a couple of years. We will have seed packets to give to friends and family as well.

We just planted too much for our private use. Next year we will plant just 2 plants each  (leafy lettuce, romaine lettuce and chard). That should more than sufficient for our needs. We have given away a lot to make sure it does not go to waste.



The leafy lettuce is looking good.


The tomatoes are turning red all on their own in the mini green house. We have already harvested the celery and it is in the freezer. The celery is no longer blocking the sun from reaching the tomato plants. It feel like it is starting to rain tomatoes.



This is a close up of the Romain lettuce flowering and going to seed. If you look close in the top left side of the picture above you can see how well the leek are doing.

Hubby has cleared and harvested everything out of the wooden raised bed. It is ready for compost dirt, ash and bone meal to be spread out over the top soil in preparation for next spring. We do everything slowly in stages. It is less work intensive. This year we cancelled plans for our fall garden do to my health. It has been a great year in our vegetable garden.


Posted on September 3, 2014, in Gardening. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Great harvest – of seeds too.
    Hope you are feeling well soon.

  2. Can’t believe the size of the romain lettuce! Great that you are getting seeds from it as well.

  3. You could try growing a lettuce called Salad Bowl, it’s a cut and come again, ideal for two people, a couple of plants would keep you going weeks as it keeps re-growing, good flavour as well.

    • Thanks Anne,
      I have never heard of Salad bowl lettuce. I will check that out. I have cut the leaves from the lettuce as I need it. It has just regrown again and again. We just need to plant less.This is the first year that we have grown Chard and Romaine lettuce. We had no idea how much they produced. Now I know they produce a lot and have a long growing season than I thought.


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