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Nope, the unhygienic growing practices which go hand in hand with mass production have finally made their appearance on this side of the pond. I’m sure it’s not the first time but it’s bad enough – with 10 people dead in Germany and thousands sick – that people had to sit up and take notice. Tainted cucumbers from Spain are supposedly the culprit, but they’re not sure that this is the only source ( and of course it isn’t). It’s just the one that was spotted.

So in light of this….

(German farmers destroying their lettuce and other  salad  crops)

…I’m so glad that I decided to do this…

You don’t even need to dig, this is a huge tub of lettuce that sits on our porch, nothing could be easier. I bought a pack of 6 starter plants of each type (these are plucking varieties as opposed to head varieties), dumped some good potting soil in the tub and planted them. I water them with a bit of liquid fertilizer once every 2 weeks. They look like this after just one month of growth. I just go out and pick off what I need and it keeps on growing. Lettuce has shallow roots so you don’t need a tub as deep as this one, it just happened to be what I had on hand. You can grow lettuces in window boxes or in any plant pot or container that you’ve got on hand. Anyone can grow safe clean lettuce…no bugs, no slugs, no digging, no pesticides….no E.Coli!

Yay!

Grow your own people!

P.S. yes, I’ve got lots to tell you about, especially with the bees, just haven’t had time to get pictures organized and a post written, I’ll do that in a just a few days, but this seemed more important, considering…

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