Lo, and behold...there was harvesting done alright, but I was beat to it! In a matter of 24 hours I went from having a nice big garden fresh salad, to a measly picked over half of a salad!
Let me introduce you to the cabbage worm, or looper. Yes, I had to google it to figure out what they were, and yes the image is off of google as well because I would rather not be in that close of proximity with my enemies! Someday, when I am a grown-up gardener, I will pick them off my precious plants with my bare fingers. For now, I am asking each of you for your secrets in organic pest control to declare war on these invaders! I tried 10drops of peppermint oil + a tsp. of dish soap in a spray bottle of water to run them off! I can't seem to find them in the lettus, but I'm still seeing damage, so I know they're in there somewhere!