|Cuter Than Your Average Farm|
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Next we nursed the bolted lettuces into a healthy productivity by cutting them right back down to the ground. The gardeners tested before we arrive and they actually do grow a second head as advertised. Stephen did the bulk of the cutting before passing it to me. I salvaged the bottom, tastiest looking leaves and threw the rest in the wheelbarrow ready for composting. Then I walked behind him cleaning up the remaining stumps. The Leaved I'd picked off as being edible weren't good enough to sell so the volunteers where told to help themselves. I ate a big plateful that night and, although there was a little toughness, it was great.
|And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of The Lettuce|
To make up for all the chopping down we spent the rest of the day planting. We put plugs of lettuces out and cleared the more tired looking parts of the salad bed, sewing new radishes, rocket and lettuce as we went. We finished the day with a little red on our cheeks because I haven't yet learned that I can still get sunburn when it's cloudy out.