Where are the …?
I went to water my community garden plot today. After a hot, dry weekend that I spent hiding in the freezing air conditioning at Readercon, I feared everything would be all crispy. Instead, the plants looked fine.
Is it tempting fate to show how the lettuces and squash are doing at the community garden? So be it. I tempt fate.
Things are looking pretty spartan still at the community garden, and I had to circle around a few times to find my number amid the mostly bare plots. At first I thought 5 feet by 6 feet was pretty big, but I managed to fill it up.
Iceberg lettuce looks like something you have to form, not at all like a natural object a plant can grow. But they do grow. With all the rain, hard cores have been forming inside. It’s been amazing to watch the leaves curl inward and iceberg itself. But with all the rain, some of the outer leaves are starting to rot. So I rescued one. And now I know the difference between an iceberg and a lettuce.