Monday, August 22, 2011
Planting Fall Lettuce
I got these two long planters from the dollar store (Family Dollar) for $4 each. They're pretty study, look good, and have a built in base/water-catch.
Eric and I each did one planter. We made three long rows with a stick, spread the seeds (it's mesclun, so lots of different seeds), and covered them up with about a 1/2in of soil. We ended up using about a packet and a half.
We used potting soil and it was already a little moist so we didn't water right away, but I'll keep checking it & water enough to keep it moist.
I can't wait to have fresh lettuce! My favorite way to eat lettuce is lettuce sandwiches: whole wheat pita bread, lots of mayo and as much lettuce as I can cram in there. Just thinking about those sandwiches makes me want to go get two more planters ...