Grubbing around in the dirt is fun but, with food crops, a lot of the pleasure is in the harvest. In our new house, we’ve had a good few apples from the tree that came with the garden and basil from the windowsill plant we brought with us but today’s lettuce marked another milestone.
We did start it from seed in the old place and had got it to the stage of potting up but we cleared a bed and got it in the ground in the new garden and, this afternoon, I picked the first few leaves. Hurrah! We’ve reached the point where we should be self-sufficient for lettuce until frosts start to occur (which should be at least a month or more).
Next up (but probably not until next spring): first harvest of something we’ve started from seed in the new garden.