It is another beautiful day; hot and sunny with a high in the mid 70s. I picked my first lettuce today. It was not full grown, but not a bad size either - about 8" in diameter. It will give the rest of the lettuce plants room to grow (5 early plants). I picked it early in the morning and washed it up and put in it in the fridge. Warm lettuce is disgusting, not like picking a yummy warm tomato and eating it. It is much better after getting cold. I had some for lunch in my sandwich and it was wonderful.
I use a row cover for my brassicas because of the flea beetles and the cabbage butterfly. There are many problems with row covers. The weirdest one is that they trap insects inside. The insects will hatch and try to fly out, but they get trapped. So you have insects swarming inside the row cover. This morning when I was out I let out a batch of little flying creatures, maybe fungus gnats, but I’m not really sure. There may well be another batch of them tomorrow.