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 privilege 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.