16 July 2020 Green Romaine Lettuce

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16 July 2020 Green Romaine Lettuce
Posted on July 16, 2020 by Durgan
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Eight Green Romaine Lettuce in the garden. It is wet and raining today. Only about one head can be utilized for the table before deterioration.The only way to utilize this largess is preservation. Tomorrow they will be pressure canned as a slurry/juice. A little over a head makes a liter of fine juice.This will be exercised tomorrow.
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17 July 2020 Green Romaine Juice
Posted on July 17, 2020 by Durgan
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Four mature heads of Green Romaine Lettuce grown in the garden were made into 13 liters of pressure canned juice. Each head weighed about four pounds.The heads were almost perfect, no worm damage.The juice was pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for off season storage at room temperature.
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Many people wait until their produce has reached its "peak" prior to starting their harvest, which means that, from there on in, it's downhill all the way.
I find that the best, longest harvest is obtained by starting prior to the peak, with leafy veg, even if I need two at a time instead of one.
Lettuce seeds are very cheap here (up to 1000 per £1) & successional sowing is easy & reliable.
 
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Successional sowing is easy & reliable. Not practical in most of Canada. The season is too short. An abundant first growth is about all. Mind you this is prolific, since soil is usually excellent. Canada could probably feed the world if they had markets and preservation methods.
 

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