HarvestIt might be time to harvest. The lettuce is growing incredibly fast now. I'm not certain how much bigger it's supposed to get. Now that my hydroponic lettuce is in the kitchen, the purple grow lights are visible from the road. I've been waiting for the police to knock on the door, but my only company this week was the guy from the Chinese restaurant. They're the only people who still deliver out here. 

I called the Chinese restaurant yesterday at 3:40. I've had a cold this week, and I got tired of cooking canned soup, so I tried to call in an order for delivery. The person informed me that they don't deliver until 5pm. I called again at 5:01. I also thawed a quiche and some salmon. Being sick makes me hungry, but I'm sure I'm burning off all those calories as I nap. The food came really fast, and it was wonderful, I think. My sense of taste hasn't quite returned. 

There's a good chance that I'm approaching this all wrong. On Wednesday, when it was clear that I was legitimately sick, I sequestered myself and tried to keep all activities to a minimum. In the past, I might have fought through and tried to stick to my routine. So what's better--three days of sickness and then back to life, or a sickness that's stretched over five or six days but with a normal schedule? It seemed healthier to take it easy, but I'm not so sure. In general, a sedentary lifestyle isn't healthy, so why would it be when you're sick?

One good thing -- at least I don't have to worry about spreading my illness to anyone else.

For reference, here's a picture of my lettuce when I first put the seedlings in the bucket.

Seedlings

 

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