Leaf of the Week: Cos

After yesterday’s sad business, I think it’s only right to give this pride of place to the poor cos lettuce. It gave us a number of boxes of leaves for the salad bags, all the healthy leaves harvest-able, despite having to pull up the entire bed to prevent the spread of the root aphid.

Cos Lettuce

Cos is a rather regular leaf in salads. Crisp and bright green, it’s probably one of the most recognisable of the leaves in the salad bags we put together. Also known as romaine, this leaf is a great little producer. You pick the larger outer leaves and it keeps giving more and more new growth – have always been amazed at how much they grow back in one week between harvesting. It’s such a shame that we had to pull out an entire bed, but as we still have one more bed, this isn’t the last you’ll see of it…


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