The frog and lettuce

There is a chain of pubs in England called The Slug and Lettuce and I was tempted to entitle this post by the same name. However, in spite of there actually being a slug on the lettuce I picked earlier for my evening meal, I was totally charmed by the frog I saw hopping off as I picked it.

It’s a pity I didn’t have a camera to hand at that moment… This is only the second time I have seen a frog in my garden, or rather on my property, as last time the frog was in my house. In fact, the first time was during my first summer here in 2010 and ever since I had been wondering where my friend(s) had gone. So, I was doubly pleased by the sighting!

Perhaps the presence of frogs this summer is the reason why there has been so little slug activity? Whether or not this is true, I am also pleased that I have grown some lettuces which look decent.


Previously, I had grown my lettuces in containers. However, they are clearly more suited to the soil, so that is where I planted a final batch for the season the other evening. I just hope that these will be a success now so that we have some for the autumn.

©Helen Butt, August 2013


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to The frog and lettuce

  1. The frogs, butterfly’s, dragonfly’s, ladybugs, are all such wonderful signs that a garden is happy.

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