Gasp! See that gap?
A lettuce was taken from under the shade cloth! Ah, there it is:
This last picture, my dear readers, shows a true miracle. For Amie will not eat vegetables. No peas, or corn, no cucumber, no cherry tomatoes, no broccoli. Mashed potato, yes, and rice, but that is it. Something to do with color and texture. Luckily she’ll eat any fruit you give her – but try convincing her that tomatoes are fruit!
Maybe she understood how important this very first harvest was – or maybe her Baba quietly told her… As soon as I came in with the handful of leaves she asked me: can I taste it? And after I washed it, she took a bite, and another, and another. Three, yes. And though she didn’t seem wholly convinced, and had no more after that, she congratulated me:
– Mmm, Mama, that’s pretty good lettuce!
It sure is!
Here she is again, hanging out with most of the seedlings “hardening off” in the afternoon heat – maybe the hardening off only begins once theyre returned to the much cooler basement!