Plants don’t last forever -or- A call for new 10 meter diet crops

After 3 weeks away from my crops, I returned home to a surprise: flowers. But not just any flowers, lettuce flowers. Apparently, lettuce have flowers.

I’m not sure why I’m so surprised by this – they’re angiosperms after all – but I guess seeing a 4-5 meter long stalk growing forth out of a little pot is somewhat startling, even if only due to the big plant-little pot contrast alone.

Anyways, I was hoping someone out there could suggest a few new crops to start growing so late in the season, preferably something that grows relatively quickly.

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: