Friday, 2 May 2014

Pretty lettuce


In an attempt to prettify the garden this year & make sure it looks more structured -  well neat & tidy I paid close attention to my seed selections earlier on this year. 

Look at my top lettuce photo isn't the colour fabulous. The variety is Flash Troutback which incidentally is also a fabulous name.

In the trough above which I admit isn't particularly pretty looking though it is placed out of the way, I also have a frilly variety named Tango.

They have grown since I took photographs of them & I am pretty sure I will be able to harvest some within a couple of weeks. 

I'm not planning on sowing any loose leaves this year & am sticking to lettuce with hearts. We get through a lot of salad in this house so a few more seeds will be sown this weekend to ensure a constant supply.

Enjoy your day

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty, bet they taste great also.

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  2. Nature is wonderful all those little pink splashes it does look pretty, I havent seen the frilly one Tango before will be interested in you taste feed back on that one.

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    1. I think they brighten the plot up nicely, I will be posting after I harvest them so hopefully they will be nice.

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  3. Looks great. All have good soil to grow well. Happy week end!

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    1. Thank you they are coming along nicely, have a good weekend.

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  4. Lovely and you're right, Flash Troutback is an excellent name. I grew one last year that looked similar (Cos Freckles) and other half said, "There's something wrong with these leaves". Sigh.

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    1. I nearly went for Freckles but Flashy Troutback won instead. I have one similar, I wish he would understand my efforts in prettifying the garden.

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  5. I love the name and the pretty look of the leaves of the Flash Troutback - very flashy lettuce indeed!! xx

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    1. Fab name isn't it, I do hope it taste nice because it really is pretty looking.

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  6. I'm growing some mixed lettuces and wonder if I'll get any that look like that. Flighty xx

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    1. I hope you do, I had a packet of mixed lettuce seeds a few years back & it contained quite a few varieties.

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  7. Have you tried growing green salad bowl and red salad bowl together? It looks great along an edge.

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    1. I hadn't Sue but you have now given me an idea.

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  8. Flash Troutback, you're right, it's a fab name. I don't grow much lettuce or salad leaves as we don't eat very much. I usually grow Salad Bowl so I can just take a few leaves here and there as I need them.

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    1. Great isn't it, apart from Harry who will only eat a bit of lettuce we are big salad eaters here.

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  9. Oh... you're right. The lettuces are too pretty. I grow five varieties this month. Hope they are grow well like yours

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    1. Five varieties!, I think I am growing four here, I will have to double check.

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  10. A wonderful OTT name for a lettuce! They do come in all sorts of shapes, colours, and sizes now. We are eating some lovely butterheads at the mo, making a change from crisp winter lettuce.

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    1. Isn't it fabulous, I do hope it tastes nice. There are so many to choose from, I prefer the butterheads my self, I do like a nice soft lettuce.

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  11. That's a wonderful name! We have grown similar lettuce to this but I have never come across this variety before! Sarah x

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    1. It was the name that got me, it is even lovelier in the flesh.

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  12. Oh, lovely lettuce! I went for kale this year, which is a bit more hardy. So far, so good. =)

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    1. I've got some kale seedlings in the greenhouse, I want to try some of the kale crisps I have been reading about. Are you planning having the kale as small leaves in salads or letting it grow bigger to cook?

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  13. Love Flash Troutback.. very pretty indeed.

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    1. It is rather lovely isn't it, I wish I could plant it straight into the ground but I think the slugs would eat far more of it than me.

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  14. Flash Troutback is a fabulous name and it looks good, too! My lettuce has been eaten by a mouse (or mice) in the greenhouse - so I'll have to sow again and find a way of protecting them!

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    1. It was the name that swayed me into buying it, I'm pleased with it so far. It's a shame about your seedlings we had a mouse well a nest of them in the greenhouse earlier on this year.

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  15. Even I might be persuaded to grow lettuce with a name like that! But do you know what it tastes like? So many are bland. Increasingly there are bitter ones in packets of salad. I don't like either - though bland's better than bitter because I like large splashes of salad cream.

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    1. No idea but I had to give it a go with a name like that. Hopefully I will be harvesting it soon. I'm a salad cream girl myself, I adore the stuff.

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