OH MY GOSH! I grew LETTUCE!
Okay, it may not seem like a big accomplishment for many of you.. but I have NEVER (in 30+ years of on/off gardening) been able to grow lettuce FROM SEED. Until this year!
Not only did i get some that grew as seedlings from a free packet that I got from Baker Creek, I found some of the same variety that I had planted, no kidding, on Memorial weekend growing between my strawberries. (that's where I planted them, at least) NONE Of the other varieties that I tried (4-5 types) sprouted, let alone grew, but this one (Parris Island Cos, I think it was), seems to be doing well. I don't know what's so different, other than it's brand new seed. But I'm so excited, and I had to share with folks that would understand.
Anyone have a surprise plant this year? I also spotted a couple of corn plants in one (very weedy) bed, and told my husband, "I don't remember planting corn there....."