Oh wait I can! Don't forget to set your clock forward on March 14th. This will really benefit us here on the farm. It may not mean a lot to some but to us that few more hours of daylight is a true blessing. The chickens lay more eggs and we can get more work done.
Today I want to talk to you about Lettuce. It is the time of year to get that planted. Lettuce is such an easy crop that anyone should be able to grow. You don't have to have a garden to grow lettuce. Lettuce is a very nutritious crop that is a great option for container gardening, raised beds and even planting straight in the ground. If you don't have a garden or raised beds there are options for you. A nice container will grow you some fresh lettuce. You plant lettuce in early spring during the mild weather. Lettuce also loves some shade in the afternoon instead of full sun. Lettuce will bolt and grow to tall if it gets to much sun. You will need to space your plants apart about 6 to 12 inches according to the type of lettuce you have. Lettuce likes to keep a consistent moisture level. You can keep it consistent by applying some mulch or leaves around it. Feed your lettuce regularly with a water-soluble plant food. When your lettuce is ready to harvest you will want to cut it from the outside in. Always cut the outer leaves first to promote more leaf growth.
We have 4 types of lettuce here at the farm for sale. We carry Romaine, Simpson Elite (Green Leaf Lettuce) Mesclun and Bistro Gourmet. They are all lovely lettuce plants. We are open from 9-6 Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. We are located at 244 Windy Hollow Rd. Walhalla. Remember Louderbranch Farms is the flavor you can't forget!
We also want to say to "lettuce be thankful for the little things in life. Happy Friday everyone!
The voice behind the blog will be Mike & Rhonda Loudermilk. Life at Louderbranch Farms is very far from simple. It is very complicated at times. We would love to live a slower paced life but that is just not possible for what we are trying to accomplish. We both work full time jobs for others plus have our own business. We spend most of our time working. That is what we do! We love gardening, caring for our animals and making handmade bath products such as Rhonda Lynne's Ole Fashioned Soap.