On my way home from work yesterday I stopped at the local farm stand for fresh lettuce. They had it right inside the door and the gal said it had just been picked. I grabbed one of those plastic store bags (you know, the ones we aren't supposed to use) and thought I would stuff three different kinds in one bag so as not to waste plastic and make my summer salad mix. I thought there were several bunches of romaine sitting on top of the pile, but when I went to take one, it was just one bunch! It was so huge that I could barely cram it into the plastic bag! I said to the checker it must be on steroids - LOL! The next bunch I grabbed was a red leaf and it was just as big, but not quite as heavy as the romaine! Two were enough for me - the third variety could wait until next time!
Look below....I tried to get some perspective on their size for you by placing an enormous cantaloupe between them, but I'm not sure you can tell just how large they are! (Sorry for the shadow, it was late afternoon)
Here is a slightly different view....the bananas are also oversized! I got on the scale with the Romaine - it weighed 4 pounds (I won't tell you what I weighed)!
Below are three of the six one-gallon bags of lettuce (stuffed full) that I got out of the two heads, which cost a total of $2.50! For six, 5 oz bags of lettuce at the grocery store I would have paid about $22.00!! And mine will last much longer than the store lettuce!
I almost forgot to show you a photo of the completed new "beach" at the Squash House! The garbage can won't be there permanently - it normally goes behind the fence. I had to stand in the shade of the dogwoods as it was nearly 100 degress when I took the photo!
Click on the photo below for a larger picture of the flag we found in the laundry room stuffed behind the furnace! What a bonus!