Monday, 23 July 2007

The Best Things Are Free.


One of the joys of having a clear up is finding some treasure!

While clearing Bed 6 on Saturday I noticed this growing under the Cox's Orange Pippin Apple tree.

This lettuce has not only self-seeded here but also survived a seemingly never ending barrage of frosts this winter.
Consider also the fact that it hasn't been watered at all and with our rainfall total for the month stuck on about 13mm, I think this little plant has done remarkably well.

I should earmark it for seed saving to encourage this drought and frost tolerance. The lettuces I've planted out are tiny in comparison.

Just goes to show that self-sown plants, sheltered by weeds, are tough little critters!

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