One of my long anticipated reading materials has arrived: Stokes Seed Catalogue!!
I had such a great year growing my own lettuces (just a random blend of 20 varieties) and I'm having such a difficult time getting back into store-bought romaine & mixed greens (never, never ice berg!) that I really can't wait to start some more lettuce in the garden.
But I'm wondering if these little plants will actually grow or remain this size til things start to warm up in the spring. My greenhouse is not a hot & humid greenhouse (which allows me to grow tomatoes & basil very well) but also keeps things rather cold in the winter. Well, then again, this is the first winter I'm actually using it as a 'greenhouse' versus storage shed, so I should expect some renovations on the horizon. If I built a cover for the small section of lettuce where the plastic was only a foot or 2 above the plants, I wonder if that would keep them warm enough to grow...
Dare I try to grow some from seed?? Or should I start with just purchasing a few small plants at the plant sale & see how they do out here. Are they slug bait? Do deer come from miles around just to munch on them? Oh wait - would the Black Dragon (the one I really want!) actually fit into my garden design??
And this is just the first of the seed catalogues to arrive in my mail box.
Where's my highlighter?!!