It's not Spring on the prairie
It's still February after all
But on a non-snowy and warmish February day
I like to plant lettuces
I got a head start this year
With a couple of four packs
Two of romaine and two of leaf lettuce
As well as the lettuce and spinach seeds I bought when I first saw them this winter
They all go into the pots around the garden
The pots empty of flowers hold winter greenery
which is tired looking by February
It's too early to plant anything and I don't like to look at empty pots.
It gives me green in the pots
It gives me greens for the table!
And by the time the lettuces are done and bolting
The annuals are in the garden centers
and it's warm enough to plant them!
A concrete pot with the lettuces
And my long pot with the romaine.
The other pots aren't as pretty.
They are, after all, just soil and seeds.
Soon, especially with planting plants,
I'll get to harvest some tasty greens for salads.