Tonight at dinner we had a backyard salad. Which contained arugula (a taste for which I have finally acquired), spinach, lettuce, carrots, broccoli and radishes. I plucked it all before the flood of 40 years. The saying, "When it rains, it pours," was definitely coined in Central Texas.
Cut and go lettuce is quite easy to grow. We planted some of the seeds I saved from last season. And ta-da! free, organic, local fresh salad. Lettuce will turn bitter if the weather gets unexpectedly too hot. This might sound funny to people not living here in Texas in January- but you never know when a random scorcher will arrive again.
The photo is from a backyard/ farmers market/picnic at the river meal. More people need to have more backyard picnics. Specifically with me.