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.


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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