Friday, 14 September 2012

RANDOM MONEY-SAVING TIP NUMBER 20

Don't pull up your lettuce! 
When you harvest any lettuce you've grown, don't pull the whole plant up, just cut across the stalk at ground level. You have your lettuce to eat now and in a couple of weeks, you'll also have some lovely baby leaves to eat, growing out of the stalk you've left behind!
This tip was really useful to me this year, because, due to the strange weather we had in early summer, my lettuces didn't grow - they bolted! The leaves of bolted lettuce tend to be tough and a bit bitter, so really the plants are no good. But, this year instead of pulling up and discarding them, I cut the plants off at ground level and a couple of weeks later, had a lovely crop of small tender leaves - so not quite a complete loss!
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