After less than two months, I got to harvest my first bucket of black seed lettuce. I decided to try a single five gallon bucket of lettuce this year in my new plastic green house. It did extremely well. It seemed to really love the hot, wet conditions inside of the plastic greenhouse.
This enormous bowl of lettuce is what I got for my efforts. Isn’t it gorgeous? I left plenty on the plant for it to continue to grow. It did so well, I am thinking of adding another bucket to my line up and see if the weather holds out long enough to harvest. Next is a Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato. I have no idea why purple is in the name as they go from light green with dark green stripes to blood red with bits of dark green left behind. The good news is this type is somewhat drought resistant. It was my only heirloom variety that survived the summer drought.
The last addition to this salad from my little garden is a couple of small, but delicious red bell peppers. For some reason these guys don’t get as big as the other varieties I have had in the past, but the walls of the fruit are thicker and the taste is much more bright and vivid.
I finished the salad off with some green onions, shredded carrots and a bit of chicken. It was so good it didn’t really need dressing. I only used a tiny drizzle.