How much do I love ‘Garden Babies Butterhead’ container lettuce from Renee’s Garden? To put it in Grade 3 terms – I would marry it.
I’ve never grown lettuce so… perfect looking. It’s like a Whole Foods produce manager sneaks onto my balcony every morning, mists it gently, picks off any errant flecks of dirt and whispers tender words of encouragement.
I’ll be honest: I don’t grow a lot of flawless veg. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t use chemicals on my garden – to kill pests or to enhance growth, or simply because homegrown rarely looks like the uniform, bred-for-long-haul-shipping produce we’ve come to expect in our supermarkets, but mine are always the lumpy tomatoes, the hole-punched kale leaves.
So Garden Babies Butterhead brings out in me a kind of smug pride. Here is perfect lettuce. It’s a salad-lover’s fantasy, delicate and sweet. But more than that, it’s a gardener’s dream – easy to grow, pest resistant and f*#ing gorgeous.
Renee’s mesclun blends have always been great for me, they all come up every time and you get that salad mix for (almost) free that costs $6.99/lb. at the store. Congrats on the perfect lettuce!
That lettuce is quite the looker!
I guess we have similar problems with growing our veggies. Lol, that is one of the charms of organic gardening *winks*
Andrea Bellamy says
Karen – so true! And lettuce takes so little room to grow, why wouldn’t you give up store bought?
Laurel – I hear you, sister! Charms, indeed.
I am so stolked to hear someone else has also tried these beauties. It was out first year to grow these as well and they were amazing. Infact, so pretty i didn’t want to eat them. We have ours still going strong in our trough which is in the middle of our harvest table.
Glad to see you are back at it. My blog has suffered too due to the everlasting sun!