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Not too, too much going on this weekend - but.... it's gonna pick up shortly!
As always, add any local food production related events I may have missed in the comment section!
WEEKEND EVENT REMINDERS
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SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
www.facebook.com/events/379513835796803/

MONDAY
3rd Monday Meeting
Plant Nutrition
7:00pm
The Working Food Center
www.facebook.com/events/1599602013423194/
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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EPP presence will be at Barter Market Gainesville Rural King.
We will be there with Grow Gainesville! for your questions yet only a small amount of plants as my car is loaded with free/donation items. That's why an event wasn't created.
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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This will be a Moderated Forum on Fall & Winter garden planning topics
John Beville, Kathy Whipple, Melissa DeSa, and I'll be adding MORE of y'all shortly

www.facebook.com/events/134768993797859/
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Graph Paper Garden Planning

August 24, 2017, 6:00pm - August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us over at the NEW Working Food Center! for a Moderated Forum on garden planning. Topics such ...

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India Lettuce

This lettuce (Lactuca indica) can be grown in the summer in our area, and can reach about a meter in height.

Plant in moist, well drained soil, in part shade.
It grows upwards on a stalk, but don’t worry, it’s not bolting.
When flower buds begin to appear, you can clip the head to trigger more vegetative growth.

Leaves should be harvested one by one from the bottom, like a collard green plant.
Eventually, you should allow the plant to go to seed so you can plant it again next year.

India lettuce is loaded with anti-oxidants. It can be eaten cooked or raw, added to soups and salads.
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Lactuca%20indica

pdf – India Lettuce Information Sheet (to print out)


1 comment to India Lettuce

  • David Harlos

    I have been growing this for years. If you stake, it it will grow to over 3 meters tall. It seems to be the only heat-tolerant, leafy, summer, raw green that resembles winter lettuce. Plant this all year long. I’d say our best summer “lettuce” (if you are looking for “real” lettuce).
    David Harlos

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