Ladies and gentlemen, it is my sad duty to inform you that the Boston Celtics lost in game 2 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Semifinals series last night. This eliminates several interesting word plays using the words “green” and “greens.” Besides, I’m more of an observer than a true fanatic when it comes to the Boston Celtics; and I’m late to that game too. Therefore, I will have to go it alone, without any help from the TD Big Corporation Garden.
In each of my “Little Human Being” gardens, I grow lettuce. Lettuce is one of the easiest things I’ve ever grown and I can’t imagine why everyone with a little sunlight in their yard (or patio or roof) is not growing a bit of lettuce. Lettuce can be grown in the ground; lettuce can be grown in a bucket. Farmers here in New England grow lettuce year round.
There is no reason for me to buy tasteless lettuce from California, Florida, or Texas (no disrespect, Texas) when I can grow it myself or buy it locally. Today, I’m going to eat a salad from lettuce I planted on April 1, 2012.
A little truth here; growing lettuce will take longer than 48 minutes. Most lettuces take 7 – 10 days to germinate and then 21 days to harvest. Some people don’t want to wait. If you have a little patience and a little sun, I promise you won’t be disappointed when you eat a plate of greens you grew yourself.
Don’t say “no, I can’t” or “no, I won’t.”
Say “I’ll think about it.” Go Green!