What you are looking at are the season’s first sprouts of the fanciest and crispest fancy lettuce mix, the evening before they were set outside to soak up some sun.
Did you know that, if left outside to soak up some sun, fancy lettuce tends to disappear, all in one day, replaced only with dirt, and with a series of squirrel-sized tracks traversing the pot?
Did you know that vegetarians can still blast squirrels without a challenge to their sense of ethical rectitude, especially lettuce-thieving squirrels, and make a nice squirrel-skinned cap out of them, or at least a pair of earmuffs? It’s part of the Vermin Exception.
(Okay, I’m not so sure about this last bit. But this will not stop me from doing my worst with the culprit, and should he or she be literate and following this blogh, this should be considered a sobering warning. You’ve enjoyed your last of my greens.)
Time to replace/reinforce the cover on the cold frame.