It's a wonderful feeling picking that first homegrown lettuce from our Autumn veggie patch. After the lettuce-drought of Summer, when it's way too hot to grow lettuce in the garden here, the fresh, crunchy leaves of our own lettuces signal a return to cooler growing conditions and more abundance from the garden. Hooray!
The first lettuce and chard from our Autumn veggie patch.
The first silverbeet and rainbow chard has been picked too. Ready for using in omelettes, quiches and perhaps some of these delicious Hortopita parcels, all nutritious silverbeet-y filling and flaky filo pastry. Mmm...
As the season "grows on", more food will come from our veggie patch. Things like Tuscan kale, beetroot, snow peas, beetroot, spring onion and leeks...
... and more varieties of lettuce too!
Lettuce with a speckled leaf.
How are things growing at your place?