Have you ever encountered romaine lettuce that peeled a little? Last winter, some people speculated that growers had suddenly started to coat lettuce in plastic. The real story is much less sensational…and much more interesting.
But why would lettuce peel like that?
Mother Nature can be both generous and challenging! As organic farmers, we’re grateful for her gifts, but we also have to deal with her challenges — like cold snaps in normally warm winter growing regions.
So this winter, if you ever get some lettuce that seems like its skin is peeling, remember this little farming lesson and amaze your friends with your deep botanical knowledge!
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