Re: [gardeners] Chat

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 08 May 1998 09:50:04 -0600

>Actually I just planted 40lbs consisiting of 20lbs yukons, and 5lbs ea of
>others.  I phrased that badly.  This should give me about 500 to 800 lbs of 
>spud for us and several friends families for the winter.  I love potatoes 
>anyway I can get them, especially cream of potato & broccoli soup.

Cream of potato soup with chopped celery in it.  Yummmm.  Haven't tried
>Wish I could have a salad from my garden with the price of lettuce in the 
>stores here!  Went to buy some a couple of days ago and they wanted $2.19 
>for a little bitty head of leaf lettuce. 
Swiss chard would be hardy for you.  You could use that for salads.  Didn't
you plant any Bright Lights?  I've got extra seeds, and it'll withstand a
pretty good frost.  

 I saw romaine at a store last night for 
>over $3.00/head!  We're eating alternate salads until my lettuce is big 
>enough.  I have lots of volunteer seedlings from all the great lettuces I 
>planted last year and a bunch of new varities for this year.  I also
bought a 
>couple of different mesclun mixes.

I think Costco must have a contract with their yuppy greens supplier.
Price doesn't vary.  Lettuce is costly in grocery stores now, but yuppy
greens from Babe Farms is still the same price:about $3 for a large bag of
washed lettuce, chicory, radicchio, endive, escarole, etc.  

>Those weiners sound great!  This afternoon I'm taking cubscouts fishing,
>of a mother/son fishing day, and we'll roast hotdogs over a with them.

Hope you have a fire, too, Terry. ;-))))

Best, Margaret