I think lettuce is very underrated, particularly good, crisp, crunchy, juicy, fresh lettuce. It’s not uncommon to find slightly sad, wilted, or limp lettuce in salads and sandwiches these days, dressed up in the hopes that we wont notice whats hiding beneath and holding up all our nuts, seeds, protein, vegetables and sauce. I’ll even admit to it myself actually, hiding saggy lettuce underneath a diversionary flavour sensation, not intentionally, usually because I didn’t get to it in time. Hmm, it’s not like I forgot there was lettuce in my fridge, but my attempts at making a fresh salad everyday can be thwarted by invitations to lunch or dinner, or there’s been the lure of additional ingredients which have overridden that of my humble lettuce, or my tastebuds have had other ideas all together. Like cake! Continue reading
Now I’m starting to wonder if it’s just me or if my plants have a preference for living over at the neighbours?!?!
Maybe that’s going a little too far, after all I have had my share of successful seeds sprouting. The problem was that it didn’t get much further than that due to my absence! (And little baby plants don’t like absence any more than little baby people I’ve found!!). So when I left this time I left my little baby plants in the very capable green-tipped hands Continue reading
I’ve been a bed mamma!
My seedlings were doing so well. And then I had to go away.
There was no-one close that I felt I could ask to look after my precious new-borns, so I did what I thought was the best…
Leaving them outside in north Queensland unawares of the weather conditions could well have led to a withering, desert-like drying, heating, cooking and scorching of all new life. As it turns out giving them a good drink, and then putting them in the bathroom in the relative cool, (yet unprecedented humidity) led to a moisture breeding, slowly drowning, mould growing asphyxiation! 😦 Continue reading
I HAVE SEEDLINGS!!!!
YAY!!! So after about a week (give or take, and forgive me as I’m writing this past tense!!) of tender love and care; and moving my little pots from the shade to the morning sun, and back to the dappled afternoon sun/ shade where there is a gentle breeze…. We have lift off!!!
I am SO impressed with the progress my sweet little darlings are making!!
Check out my baby tomato!!! His little green fingers are stretching for the sky!!! I can already taste the bright red, juicy, ripe fruits Continue reading