Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Vegetable Gardening: Lettuce thief! Beware!

Communities > Forums > Vegetable Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Vegetable GardeningReplies: 5, Views: 219
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2002
5:24 PM

Post #30560

***NEWS FLASH!!! ALERT!!! NEWS FLASH!!!***
All citizens are warned to be on the lookout for
Charles "lettuce-head" MaGilicutty.

Evidence was recently acquired proving said suspect was seen in the No-Work garden on the premises of the famous MoonDance Farm! Having just snitched an enormous head of Buttercrunch lettuce he hesitated a few minutes too long while admiring his haul, smiling and muttering either to himself or the lettuce in happy tones.
When discovered Charles hurtled a four foot high fence, tucked said head under his right arm and took off running like a "chicken with the Colonel after him", zigging and zagging. "Horseshoe" Griffin of MoonDance says with tears in his eyes "I've had many sleepless nites since this episode. I lay awake wondering when he'll come back and take the Cos Romaine or, heaven forbid, my prized Red Sails variety!"
***END OF NEWS FLASH***

Thumbnail by Horseshoe
Click the image for an enlarged view.

leaflady
Hughesville, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2002
12:11 AM

Post #269541

Thanks for the warning, Horseshoe, I think most of our veggie theives have 4 legs.
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2002
2:18 AM

Post #269654

tell me about it! DW came running today to tell me the deer ate all her pansys AND a couple hostas!! I better go get "Charles" to come and be the guard!


This message was edited Monday, May 27th 11:11 PM
dave

May 28, 2002
2:49 AM

Post #269668

That's a fine lettuce you've got there, shoe. Very nice! Do all your lettuces look this good?
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2002
3:16 AM

Post #269692

Yep dave...I did good this year. May have been the change I made in the plant food. Or perhaps the weather had something to do with it. Or maybe the "no work" garden..that mulch may have kept the ground nice and cool, which is what lettuces prefer.
I'm patting myself on the head! Am lettng the few heads left go to seed thinking the offspring will be more acclimated to our local climate/conditions for future years.
By the way, I made the above pic/post into a post card and sent it to Charles and his DW...they're gonna freak! And who knows, maybe they'll wanna come to DG and view it online, eh? eh? τΏτ
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2002
10:46 PM

Post #282195

LOLOL! You're so sneaky, 'Shoe ... heh-heh-heh ... I like that...

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Vegetable Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
very important question farmgirl21 31 Jan 8, 2008 12:31 AM
Need Source For Chinese Vegetable Seed berrygirl 18 Jun 15, 2008 7:21 PM
An accidental lesson Farmerdill 26 Feb 24, 2013 12:10 PM
Planting the "Three sisters" HilltopDaisy 94 Jul 6, 2011 3:38 AM
Rhubarb emilyrasmus 19 Apr 25, 2013 4:55 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America