Do they look tasty and delicious? Yes, yes.
Do they look healthy and nutritious? Yes, yes.
Do they look suitable for a salad? Yes, yes.
Do they look full of APHIDS??????
Well, they ARE.
Hissssss. Breaking out cinnamon oil and water sprays. The beneficials are long gone a few frosts ago. Wouldn't you think the little soft-bodied aphids would've kicked off, too????
If y'all have grown lettuce you know what it's going to be like cleaning itty bitty aphid bodies off those beautifully crenulated and cutleaf leaves. <sigh> The best laid plans of gardeners.......