I will be the first to admit that I am not really sure what I am doing with the garden here at Polyface, besides the main goal of just growing a lot of food. There is still so much about gardening that I don’t know. This past week showed some weak spots that I need to work on in the future. When I plant, most of the time I just kind of guess at how much I think that I need. A row of onions here, peas along the side, carrots in a bed to themselves, and then… I planted a 40′ x 42″ bed of lettuce, plus some. The lettuce is where I made my mistake. Okay, maybe not really a mistake, but I found out on Tuesday just how much I really planted. Because when it was all picked it was a whopping 23 pounds! Some of it was sold to restaurants but there is still quite a bit left.
Needless to say, people here on the farm are eating a lot of lettuce these days. 🙂
What is your favorite way to eat lettuce and greens? I would love any recipes!