Lettuce farming

Lettuce Field

This is the second last photo from our series about Joostenbergvlakte, and a photo that I'd considered using for yesterday's theme day, titled "Contrast".

If you're used to living in a large city then this kind of scene probably seems quite unusual. What's cool about Cape Town is that farms and smallholdings like this one aren't too far from the city centre, which means that within half an hour you can move from the inner city, through leafy suburbia, to wide-open farms.

What I found interesting about this little field is that the farmer has planted green lettuce in between his two rows of red lettuce. It doesn't seem particularly practical - I mean, surely all the red lettuce will be harvested together? All I can think is that he has a bit of an artistic eye, and likes to keep his fields pretty. :)

6 thoughts on “Lettuce farming

  1. Paul

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    They’re not exactly my lettuce James – they come from a little farm not far away from where I live. Point taken though – the salad would go perfectly with a thick juicy steak and a bowl of fries. Ha ha. :P

  2. Paul Gilowey

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    Linda, I’m not sure of the exact address – but if you take the Joostenbergvlakte turnoff from the N1, you should head past the nursary, probably to the end of the road. Then turn left, and follow the road for some distance, and I think at some point the lettuce farm will be on your right. You may have to take a right turn onto a dirt road – I can’t recall – this was in 2009. ;)

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