Friday, May 30, 2008


We've got a beautiful red lettuce that is thriving in the square foot gardens. Here's an up close shot that shows the color and texture...great for grabbing onto dressing!

Here's a view of one of the square foot seen through the sugar snaps.
These are the patio tomatoes I planted as an afterthought. They are certainly outpacing the heirloom varieties.
Here are the pole beans. This is an heirloom variety called "lazy housewife!"
More tomato plant photos. I love the way the little hairy stems showed up in this shot. Can you see the buds getting ready to open at the top of the photo?


Elizabeth said...

Oh, what variety is that red lettuce? It looks flawless. I'm trying to keep track of which varieties don't get munched on by bugs in our part of the country! My Little Gem Romaines did fairly well and the Black Seeded Simpson hasn't has a single bite, but the mesclun mix a friend gave me was just munched all to heck from the start and I had to pull almost all of it up!

One Acre Homestead said...

All the bugs are on my potatoes!!!! They're so busy out there in the West garden that they haven't found the square foot gardens yet! LOL! I'll look at the tag on that lettuce for you when I get home.

Side note: I just planted some mesclun mix last week...we'll see how it fares and compare notes.

Daphne said...

I love red lettuce and yours looks perfect. Your garden is looking wonderful.

One Acre Homestead said...

Daphne, thanks a million!

Elizabeth, the red lettuce is called "Red Sails." I believe I purchased them at (gasp) Wal-Mart...or maybe Lowe's. I makes a beautiful salad, too!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you, I'm totally going to watch for Red Sails next year!

DP Nguyen said...

I love the red lettuce! It looks very healthy and delicious! I wish I could eat it in one of my salads! The tomatoes are also coming along nicely!

tina said...

Looks yummy!