Well, my friends, I came home today to find the remaining lettuce seedlings eaten down to their stems. Seems like I'm going to just need to remember which veggies I can grow in the fall and which I need to keep for the spring. It's just odd to me that the squirrels don't bother the lettuce overly much in the spring so much as they do in the fall.
I did decide to leave the stems in the ground. I've found lettuce has almost magical regeneration properties and I'm hopeful some will still sprout some leaves. It may even be better this way since it's still in the stinkin' 90's during the day here. It's all good.
Things are good also because I picked the first two pickling cucumbers from the garden yesterday! I decided not to grow these in the summer since I wanted the space for the zucchini, but they're vining so much I may just grow them on trellises next year in the summer. They were the perfect size for snacking and even though there was little to no rain and I watered pretty infrequently, they were as sweet as could be.
I'll certainly try them again next year. I don't know what's pollinating them since there aren't any bees around and haven't been for some time, but I'm sure not complaining!
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago