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July 12-13: Extreme heat back; still waiting on rain

Here we go, another streak of temps in the 90s. I know, I know, it was only a week ago that I said I loved how the heat was making the garden grow great guns. Of, course that was when I thought we’d have more than a couple days of 80s — and maybe some rain — before we got started cooking again.

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Summer 2011, what worked, part III: Pleasant surprises

I haven’t had much luck with lettuce in past years. So much so that it wasn’t on my radar when I first looked at seeds last spring. But I figured I’d give it another try, mainly because I eat a lot of salads. I planted Black Seeded Simpson (loose-leaf) and Red Romaine (both Livingston). I was pleasantly surprised. Both lettuces were very easy to grow, and as long as I kept harvesting, they kept growing. The crunchy red Romaine lettuce was a treat mixed in with the green loose-leaf variety. Definitely want to plant these — or a similar variety — again this summer.
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