Joanna Funk

music, gardening and my dog

Butterhead lettuce

I grew a few types of lettuce last year, and noticed the butterhead survived the bugs better than the others. Maybe they don’t like butterhead? Anyway I left one to flower and it made loads of fluffy dry heads, a bit like little dandelions.

Earlier this year I carefully sowed some into a tray, lined up in neat rows. New shoots burst up! Only to all keel over after a week. That happens to me so often! Maybe I need to put the seeds deeper in the soil…

So a bit frustrated, I took a handful of seeds and just roughly stirred them into the flowerbed soil outside the window.

Now I have a load of butterhead lettuce! That turned out okay hey?

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About Joanna

Joanna is British Australian. She worked mainly in financial news in London. In her forties she moved to her parents’ birthplace, Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, where she became a pianist in a hotel and wrote a blog about musicians. The blog became a book before Joanna came to Australia in 2012. In this blog she writes mostly about music, gardening, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.

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