Green(s) Day

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.

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange, Ovations Greens Mix, courtesy of Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

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!

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