Spring is all about new growth and the beginning of a new season. And what better way to start the year than with fresh lettuce picked from the garden. At least that is how Pam from the House of Hawthornes website feels as she explains in her article about growing lettuce in the spring. Pam grows her lettuces in a container for practical reasons known as rabbits.
Growing lettuce is one of my favorite spring gardening projects. There?s nothing like walking out your back door, ripping off a piece of lettuce, throwing it into a bowl and having lunch. It makes me feel all green and organic like.
I prefer to grow my lettuce in containers, like this old enamel basin, rather than in the ground. Basically because of the pesky bunnies that live just outside the fenced yard.
They?re sort of like Peter Rabbit. Except they don?t wear clothes, they don?t have books written about them and they aren?t millionaires. He did get royalties didn?t he?
My bunnies are just your ordinary, run of the mill, thieving kind of rabbits.
So I just prefer to keep them honest and go the container gardening route these days.
Lettuce, like most plants, enjoy drainage though. No one wants their feet permanently wet.
So if you want to plant in something like a cool enamelware bowl you found at an estate sale you will need to either drill some drainage holes in it or make sure it?s a rusty, holey bowl like mine was.
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