I noticed that some of my plants in my dedicated lettuce bed were starting to go to seed and wanted to see if I could prevent the others from doing so and prolong my harvest. So, decided to take some window screen I got off Freecycle and turn it into a makeshift shade-cloth. I just used some zip-ties to attach it to my metal fencing. The whole thing only took a few minutes, but should prolong my lettuce for weeks, if not months. It also helps that the bed itself is already in a shady spot. I have 3 types of lettuce planted in there (Black Seeded Simpson, Buttercrunch & Green Towers), but only one (Black Seeded Simpson) has started to go to seed. I re-seeded the entire bed about a month ago by hand so, hopefully I can’t keep the existing plants going while the little ones catch up.
Until next time, keep Making a Homestead, one day at a time.