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Macro Monday: Leafy Picks

Lettuce growing in my raised bed has provided day after day of delicious salads. I planted romaine, bibb and mesculn mix. The only issue I’ve had this season is whiteflies. They started on a fall tomato plant and quickly spread to the lettuce. I am hoping the colder weather will help to erradicate them. I’m not really interested in spraying the leaves with anything at this point. My solution – I pick the leaves and I wash them thoroughly in the kitchen sink. So far so good.

Lettuce growing in a wooden box.
A close up of a leaf of lettuce.
Lettuce growing in a wooden box.
A close up of lettuce leaves in a garden.
A close up of a lettuce plant.

Here I’ve got a mixed planting of lettuce and carrots. It was not intentional, but I’ve decided to let the experiment run it’s course.
A group of lettuce plants growing in a garden.

10 thoughts on “Macro Monday: Leafy Picks”

  1. What wonderful pictures with such a variety of textures and shades of green! Very nice. And I’d love to have these in a salad! Have a grand day Cathy

  2. Oooohh it’s so cold here now and these pics take me back to summer. Lovely shots, and I like your blog!

  3. Jackie, you are teasing us with your fresh, yummy, great-looking greens! Parsley and rosemary are all my garden greens for the winter…

  4. Toni - Signature Gardens

    H’m…I would think the carrots and lettuce together would be a clever idea. One grows above, one grows below. Seems like they should co-exist beautifully together :-) Might have to try that myself! You’ll have to keep us posted. Nothing better than eating fresh greens out of your own garden!

    1. Jacqueline D'Elia

      I’ll let you know how it works out. So far things are growing well on that side of bed.

  5. Beautiful crop..and I bet tasty! I wish I have a 100% perfect organic solution for white flies, but I don’t.
    Maybe spraying with a very mild solution of Ivory soap (Insecticidal soap is much the same formula). But I know I’m preaching to the choir and you’ve probably known this one plus a lot, lot more.
    I get them in my green house in the winter, but as soon as the plants come outside, some natural force gets rid of the white flies. I wonder what eats them?
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston

    1. Jacqueline D'Elia

      Thanks. I am waiting on those “natural forces” – I had to pull up some of the lettuce this week. Too many white flies. Mostly my fault I guess, I’ve neglected the garden during December. Today is a new year and I’m getting those beds cleaned up. :)

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