For lunch we bar-b-qued chicken and hamburgers and had a REAL garden salad...from OUR garden! This is the first of the romaine and buttercrunch lettuce that we've used, and honestly it tastes a little bitter. I think maybe because it is too warm during the days, it has made the leaves bitter. Next year I think I'll plant lettuce seed instead of buying/planting transplants. Over all though, the cucumber, lettuces, and cherry tomatoes tasted and smelled wonderful!