On December 10, I put the last of the fall lettuce on a plate. This is the latest I've ever had lettuce from the garden.
I added some of the greens I had harvested as much as I could of before the cold weather hit. These were from a mix that I let go to seed and plant themselves across the street.
I almost forgot the kale I'd harvested from my home garden. I bought this Tupperware vegetable keeper because I am always out of space in my vegetable drawer. It wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be, but it holds my greens and some parsley I saved from the weather. I found another kind of vegetable crisper at a thrift store this evening, so come summer, I'll be set to store more fresh veggies until we get to eating them.
The lettuce may be gone, but I will still enjoy some salads with the greens and kale for at least another week or two. I have also been adding kale to soups I make. Imagine that, fresh garden veggies in the midst of a huge cold blast and 8 inches of snow!
Our daughter is a floral designer at a grocery store we live near. We needed a few groceries this evening, so I went to see if they had any holiday cacti. They just had these 'Dark Marie' plants. For $4.00, I thought I couldn't go wrong. There are a few buds left. I'll transplant it this summer, as I did with 'Naomi'. Oh, and I didn't name 'Naomi' as someone thought I had. She came with that name. ;o)
Have a great weekend! I have a Camera Critters post almost ready for tomorrow. What a busy blogger I am! Where is that break I keep telling myself I should take?