Forget paying $10 for a lettuce...

Jackie French
By Jackie French
June 17 2022 - 7:30pm
I should have planted Iceberg late last summer. Picture: Shutterstock

If a lettuce costs $10, then I have roughly $200 worth of green leaves enduring the frosts just outside my study window, plus a few bases for an excellent salad scattered around the garden. Hopefully I've planted enough to keep us going till the first tiny Buttercrunch lettuce in spring.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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