I bought an iceberg lettuce a couple of weeks ago, and it was kind of crap. Spotty and brown and pre-wilted. I tossed it.
I should’ve saved that sucker and put it on a bitcoin exchange. I read in Tony Wright’s column today that two dozen lettuces are now worth as much as one tonne of minty fresh Australian black coal.
Apparently, it’s all the rain. Or our lack of fast breeder nuclear reactors, if the Nats are to be believed. So, probs not.
I guess this is like that time a cyclone wiped out the banana crop. Another shortage I missed. My only use for bananas is to sit them in the fruit bowl for two and half minutes while they turn brown, waiting to be thrown directly into the bin.
I do recall having some luck growing lettuce-like leafy things in the early days of Covid, just for a larf, innit. But I remember we did that from the stubs of earlier lettuces, so not really an option here.
Still, it’s an excellent opportunity to prepare for the collapse of food chains, civilisation, etc., as climate change gets away from us in the next decade or so. And I’m even mildly curious to try a KFC burger to see if I’d even notice the cabbage they’re using instead now.
Sucks to be my old flatmate, Scotty, though. He lived on KFC zinger burgers.
I'm prepping for the end of times by building a road side bicycle stand empire. They can pay my staff in lettuces, offer me money and get a bullet in the knee. Cant ride a bicycle to freedom with a bung knee.
Used to throw out the old lettuce and other fermented treasures to the Pygmy goats and pigs . Never let a thing go to waste and all that.
"Still, it’s an excellent opportunity to prepare for the collapse of food chains, civilisation, etc., as climate change gets away from us in the next decade or so..." this is funny, in a laughing at the gallows kinda way.
I just wonder who put the lettuce in the beer crisper.
Wombok...never notice the difference (sort of)
At least with brown bananas you can make banana bread