Sunday, August 20, 2006

The makings of a summer salad

She can try shade cloth; she can buy bolt-resistant varieties. She can water to her heart's content. But eventually the hapless Yankee transplant comes to understand that lettuces (and most other tender salad greens, for that matter) simply cannot be grown in the summer in Georgia. If she did not know better, she would say that they appear to spring from the ground already bitter and bolted.

So she learns, instead, what does work.