On Saturday I removed the landscape fabric from around the stump of the burning bush. After amending the soil I began to plant and planted a border of lettuce.
I had several different speckled and a few reds plants, all from the 'Wild Garden Mixed' lettuce. This mix contains all of the released lettuce varieties of Frank Morton and some unreleased work too. The diversity of this mix is amazing. Several are the reddest lettuce I have ever grown. Their are all types in this mix, leaf, head, butter head, deer tongue, romaine, oak leaf and everything in between.
|A speckled crisp head, this is a type I have never before seen!|
|Speckled oak leaf.|
|Blushing, speckled oak leaf.|
|Very speckled romaine.|
|A very red loose leaf.|
|Another very red loose leaf.|
There is more of this mix in the pool bed.
|The reddest of them all.|
|A blushed butter oak.|
|Regular green butter head.|
|A bronze crisp head.|
|A bronze loose leaf.|
|Green deer tongue.|
These selections are just a small sampling of the diversity found in this mix.
I purchased the seed from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. I'm already looking forward to starting a lot of this mix for fall planting.