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Old 03-02-2017, 06:44 AM   #11
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For reasons I haven't investigated, all supermarkets in UK have notices about the world shortage of lettuce. As a result the lettuces that are available have rocketted in price.

1) Who wants to eat lettuce anyway in winter in the British climate?

2) Whose nutritional health is going to be seriously compromised by the lack of lettuce in their diet?

3) Do the supermarkets think we are stupid enough to start panic-buying lettuce because they have proclaimed a shortage?
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It's not worldwide. Europe is experiencing a shortage due to heavy rain in Spain: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/...rious-thoughts

I suppose some might think the US and Europe comprise "the world"
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:16 AM   #13
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I guess it's not falling mainly on the plain over there.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:01 PM   #14
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I guess it's not falling mainly on the plain over there.
Ahhhh, you beat me to it.

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Old 03-02-2017, 10:34 PM   #15
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Lol. Thou take respite, thou accept loss.

Larry, I've never had many bugs in leaf lettuces when harvested young as I'd mentioned, and head lettuces are usually only attacked by soft bodied leaf eaters which can be dealt with using diatomaceous earth. But that has to be reapplied after every rain. Like I said, head lettuces are work.

Now things like cabbage, broccoli, and the like are pains in the cruciferous with difficult bugs like thrips and aphids.
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Now things like cabbage, broccoli, and the like are pains in the cruciferous with difficult bugs like thrips and aphids.
Last time I grew broccoli ( and I mean really the last time) was when I went out to the garden to check the plants. I snapped off a floret of broccoli as a little mid day snack, popped it in my mouth just to realize I had a mouth full of aphids.

They blended in so well, didnt even notice them on a quick glance.
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I know, they are exactly the same bluish-green color as the broccoli.

I stopped growing it for exactly the same reason. I wanted to stay organic, and any of the natural pesticides that I used didn't work, or were so mild that I didn't apply them often enough.
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It's not worldwide. Europe is experiencing a shortage due to heavy rain in Spain: In U.K., A Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines And Serious Thoughts : The Salt : NPR

I suppose some might think the US and Europe comprise "the world"
You and I know that but the supermarkets seem not to.
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