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Tag: container gardening

Lettuce Garden

I would rather not pay for lettuce.

I don’t know what it is, but of all the produce available, it irks me to pay several dollars for the privilegLettuce Gardene of making a few salads out of leaves. And then it goes bad so quickly

So I grow it.

This year I planted a variety of lettuce leaves in two window boxes.

One of the benefits of container planting is that I can move the boxes from spot to spot. In the hot days of summer, when grounded lettuce usually wilts and suffers, I can move these boxes into the shade, and enjoy a longer summer of salads.

To harvest, I simply slice off the larger leaves and drop them into the mesh strainer of my salad spinner.

I planted these boxes a month ago, on Mother’s Day (May 12 this year), and they’re already flourishing. We’ve been harvesting leaves for a while already.