Monday, May 24, 2010

Taste of Spring

Vegetables never fail to fascinate me.  Watching something transform from a tiny seed to a living and growing plant is magical and mystical all at once.

Buttercrunch head lettuce took that fascination to an entirely new level for me this spring.  I've never grown head lettuce before, but after working for another urban farmer last season who grew it, I quickly got sucked in.  My favorite this season is this red buttercrunch, which is light green with a seductive reddish blush toward the ends of the leaves.  When I saw the heads starting to form a week and a half ago, I had to wipe the drool from my chin.

As long as this heat doesn't make them bolt (go to seed and become bitter), we should have a good harvest soon.