Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lettuce in a Wheelbarrow

Our lettuce is done for the summer, it sure doesn't like the heat we've been having. I planted this little child size wheelbarrow with mixed lettuce seeds in April and we've been enjoying the lettuce since June. I just go out with my kitchen shears and harvest a couple of handfuls every few days. Fresh lettuce right out of the garden is wonderful. I'm going to miss it.


Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just can't believe that Summer is rolling by so swiftly...love your little wheelbarrow....I love salad....greens are the best. cherry

Ginger said...

Our garden is just getting started. We've been eating zuchinnis but the tomatoes aren't ready yet. The cucumbers and cantaloupe aren't doing so well.
Cute idea to plant in the wheelbarrow.

Cindy said...

Oh Mimi, you make it look so easy!
I do love homegrown produce.


Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

What a fun idea. I know what you mean about the heat tho. Our peas are done....mostly....I think there are two plants left that are hanging on to hope! lol the rest have all dryed up. But our cuke and tomatoes are really starting to produce a bunch. Lewaina

Beth at Aunties said...

I love the idea of planting it in the wheelbarrow. Your home must be so special to visit.
Our garden and yard is probably the worst we have ever seen. It is extremely dry. I do hope yours is growing and thriving despite the heat!

Aubrey said...

That's such a cute way to plant it--too bad you can't just wheel it to the shade and make it keep growing.
I feel like lettuce right now. And my kids are jalapenos--of course. ;)

Anne Fannie said...

I love your little wheelbarrow. Its been so hot here too, everything is wilting. I have so much problems with ground squirrels eating my vegetables that I have given up on my vegetable garden. I planted upside down tomato plants hanging in my patio thinking, hey the squirrels can't get these. WRONG, all I find is the tomato seeds and skins laying on the floor! I think if I planted in a wheelbarrow they would think it was the tray at the all you can eat buffet.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Oh! Mimi Sue,
What a great idea, I have a few of those around here that are just sitting around doing nothing.You have such great ideas!
I know you have enjoyed the lettuce, as it is about time for us to plant our fall lettuce crop.