Greetings from Ten Gables Cottage,
I just finished this painting of a little Spring bunny! I often see rabbits near the edge of the wild part of our garden, nibbling on the tiny Spring grass. They are so cute, but hop quickly away if you get too close. I really loved painting this little creature and if you click on him, you can see the fine detail of his fur in the brush strokes.
I am wondering if anyone out there has grown Roquette lettuce? I have planted it for the first time and it is doing well, but what I need to know is when to harvest and if you just pick off leaves, making more come on the plant? At first they grew up sort of tall on one stem, then quickly bloomed! Yikes, there were only a few leaves. Is this it, I wondered? So I broke off the tops of the plants and they began to double, no triple in size and became quite bushy. Everyday, I break off any buds. And I have picked some leaves off and eaten them, so am I doing this right? I love the peppery taste of this lettuce. I am so glad my little garden is far away from the bunnies and near the house, where they never venture! Your comments on this lettuce will be appreciated!