Do you have a dog? Do they help you in the garden? Do they think it’s their job to sample everything you harvest? Well, Lucy the puggle dog sure does.
I simply cannot set foot outside without her being 1 step behind me.
Yesterday, I harvested a few leaves of lettuce from the greenhouse. And wouldn’t you know, Lucy was right there ready to inspect the goods.
She nearly bit off my hand for Pete’s sake! Puggles love lettuce. Who knew?
Luckily there’s plenty to share. Well, as long as I’m just serving side salads every other day that is.
Last night’s pickings. Not to shabby for mid February if you ask me.
If you have never tried growing your own lettuce before, give it a go this year. It’s super easy to do and homegrown lettuce tastes 10 times better than the stuff sitting in those plastic bags in the grocery store.. Seriously, a packet of seeds will grow enough lettuce to last you all season and it’s even cheaper than a single package of bagged lettuce from the market.
You can do it. So get out there and grow! No excuses.
Just remember to grow a little extra for your four legged friends too. 😉
Our two dogs love fruits and veggies. I have to keep Willow, our pointer/boxer mix, out of the garden when the strawberries are ripening because she will eat them right off the plants. Later in the summer, the tomatoes are at risk. Thankfully I haven’t caught her digging in the raised beds yet but there is always a first time. This will be our Pit mix,Cricket’s, first year in the garden and I am convinced he will be my digger but he also gets the moles in the yard so it is a tradeoff. Good thing they are so cute. 🙂
Off topic but I would love to see pictures of Willow. We adopted a dog that should have been a pointer/boxer mix (so they told us) but we think she’s pug/brittany because she’s so small. Would love to compare the photos!
Here are my two posing for their Christmas Picture. (not sure how to insert it directly into the reply). Cricket, the brindle reindeer, is our 2 yo Pit mix. Willow, the elf, is our 4 yo Pointer/Boxer mix.
Oh, just wanted to add, Wilow is about 65 lbs, so a little bigger that your Lucy.
Your Willow looks NOTHING like my Bella – she must be pug and something else. I’ll post two pictures of her on my blog and you can see them here: http://babypippasblog.blogspot.com/
She is so tiny! Definitely not Pointer/Boxer. I see pug in there but maybe a bit of pittie too (those ears!) I also can see Brittney. Maybe she is all three. Aren’t mystery dogs funny? You never know what mutt parts you will end up with. 🙂
Madam Chow says
One of my dogs, Sam, will run out of the house and eat my greens. All of them. Kale, chard, lettuce, thyme, chives, carrots. What a nut.
Pam in IL says
Our first dog always made it to the garden before we could get there. She loved the sugar snap peas, green beans and tomatoes! We could hardly get any and she always chose the perfect ones too. Don’t we just love our furry family members!
Peggy Stenglein says
Great pictures to show Lucy’s personality!
I like the first pic, it looks like you and Lucy are thanking God for your lettuce : )
We have 2 great danes – Jackson is interested in gardening and Raina is not.
Dear Lucy, you are a good girl to help momma in the garden.
j. pritchard says
Mavis, so i’m curious how you actually PLANT those miniature small tiny little-bitty lettuce seeds. I usually end up getting frustrated & dumping the entire packet of seeds into my starter beds–which is not only cost efficient, but also proves to be ridiculous when it comes to thinning the seedlings. Also, when the packet says “plant 1/4 inch deep” do you usually just toss some soil over the top & hope that you get about 1/4 on top? What do you do?
Mavis Butterfield says
I create a 1/4 inch deep row around the pot and then simply sprinkle seeds and cover with soil. My neighbor uses tweezers to plant hers. 🙂