To see what the buttercrunch and romaine looked like last week for perspective, they are noticeably bigger now with thick, tight centers forming. No wilt-y leaves or insect (or mammal) invasions so far (aside from me).
There has been zero supplemental watering (from a hose or by rain), except for the water contained in vegetable waste and dish water throw-out placed directly into the compost center bin. They are apparently getting all they need there.
You can see the dozen or so kale plants are sprouting up in between the heads. We hope to harvest those leaves a little later.
I’ve already made a salad for one with pinched outer leaves of several plants. Mmm mm. Delicious.
Temps are hovering in the low 70’s with no forecast for a deep chill. The chance for flower bolt is better than that of rain…
Stay tuned for more keyhole fun!