Fall Lettuce

Many years ago, if you would have told me that I would be eating my very own garden fresh lettuce in December, I would have questioned your sanity. Well, in spite of chilly winds and frost, my cold frame salad garden is growing like crazy and I couldn’t be more delighted!

Unfortunately, the arugula (third photo) got a bit out of hand while I was away during the week of Thanksgiving and is no longer edible. The other lettuce, however, is just right. I’ve harvested several batches so far and expect to harvest many more over the next couple of months. The nice thing about lettuce is that it comes back after it’s cut… kind of like grass, but tastier.

I’m also growing spinach, carrots and radishes outside of the cold frame. So far, so good. I don’t expect the carrots to amount to much, but if they do, it will be a nice treat.

Happy fall and winter gardening!


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6 thoughts on “Fall Lettuce

    • It tastes like FRESH lettuce 🙂 Is it sweeter? I don’t know. I DO know that the texture and flavor is superior to the “fresh” lettuce in the store.

  1. I havent actually had any luck with carrots due to our deer. But I had heard that carrots planted in fall would be sweeter than ones planted in spring. I am interested in starting a cold frame myself. I have a million questions.

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