Today I noticed two forlorn looking six packs of lettuce sitting in my garden. I bought them months ago with the intention of filling in some empty spots in my front yard. (I use edibles all throughout my landscape.) But alas, I totally forgot about them…probably because I always grow my lettuce from seed. I never buy it in six-packs.
Do you do this? Forget about plants until they either die or root right through the pot?
I catch myself doing this sometimes. I buy on impulse, set the plants where they will get some water and forget about them. I find them later, rooted through the pot, struggling to survive. Ugh!
This lettuce will not go to waste. It is well established in its little corner of the garden, so I am just going to harvest it from six pack — tacky as that may be.