Lettuce: it's time to get growing your own

First, they came for our courgettes. Now it's Iceberg, Cos, Romaine and Little Gem. 

Welcome to the great lettuce shortage of 2017

As Metro put it, If you're planning on nipping to the supermarket later don't be shocked if you're met with 28 Days Later-style empty and abandoned shelves." 

Although I am unconvinced this situation is quite comparable to a post-apocalyptic scenario - it is caused by unseasonably cold weather in Spain, where the vast bulk of our salads are grown - it is a suitable moment to consider our food security, and how well prepared we are for future "curveballs" that affect food prices and availability. 

This is something I've been banging on about for quite a while.

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