Ok, you're going to have to forgive me for this posting. If you don't like all the variety that lettuce can offer up, you're gonna get real bored with this reeeeal quick. I just love all the different shades of green, the additional colors, the varying textures, etc that all these "greens" can come in. And it's not just lettuce - there are cabbages, Asian greens, and more.
First off - here's one you're not going to want eat - this bok choy bolted not too long after starting to produce leaves. Talk about disappointing. This is one of three varieties I'm growing, and the other two are doing much better (thankfully!).
And now on to the lettuces (lettuci?). I don't have the names for each of the varieties so, sorry, but I can't list them here...
And yes, I DID just hose them down shortly before taking these pictures - just to add that extra sultry glisten that you might've noticed. Just like water droplets can make tan skin by the pool look extra sexy, it does the same for lettuce leaves. Admit it. You're turned on.
This here's a Chinese cabbage - my first time growing this... They're still too small to bother eating - they SHOULD actually form heads which I'm looking forward to. None of this "cut off just a couple leaves at a time" business that you can do with most of the lettuces.
Look at that - it's a lettuce party!
And speaking of green, but definitely not stuff you'd want to eat - here's the "woodland" bed over on the north/shady side of the house. Turns out those plain green hostas are smothering EVERYTHING else, so I need to do some work on thinning those out and giving the more stylish hostas a chance to show off.