These are miniature Tom Thumb butterhead lettuces. An adorable (and really tasty) variety I grow every year. They are charming in containers and charming as a border to a bed…pretty enough for the front garden in cool weather or partial shade. They love a LOT of water so even though I grew these in small clay pots, I put them in this old enamel wash pan so that I could leave a little water in the bottom for them to sit in while I was gone away at work. They get morning sun and afternoon shade. They’re on the pathway out to the yard off my front porch and nestled up next to a hosta. I won’t forget about them there and it’s fun to look at them :)
I harvested two for salad the other day that were grown in four inch plastic pots that didn’t need to be in the wash pan.
It’s time to cut back the violas hard and then put them aside, feed them and see if they won’t grow back shorter and bloom some more.
They’ve bloomed their hearts out since April or so and now it’s getting too hot for them so they start to get rangy and leggy and flop around. Opportunity to buy more annuals for the porch container garden :)