Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thoughts Toward Spring
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson grew 19 varieties of lettuce in his garden? I know!! Cool, huh?!
So, after reading this in my favorite seed book from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds; I had to start reading about the lettuces they have to see if I could choose 19 different varieties of lettuce. How awesome would it be to have the same number of lettuces in my garden as one of our founding fathers?!
Here's the list I've come up with...
(subject to change, of course)
-Amish Deer Tongue
-Gotte Jaune D'or
-Henderson's Black-Seeded Simpson
-Parris Island Cos
-Sanguine Ameliore (Strawberry Cabbage Lettuce)
Well, I think I've ended up with a pretty good list. Here we've got green lettuces, red lettuces, and lettuces somewhere in between. I can't wait to see the little leaves popping up out of the earth.
What are your thoughts toward spring?