Saturday, April 26, 2008

My Cabbage Patch

I was at one of my growers greenhouses last week and saw the cutest little lettuce plants and just had to have some.

So because I am still fairly new to this house I haven't really created a little garden yet so at this point it is all going to be in containers on my back patio. W
hile it is still a little early to plant anything outside like tomatoes or peppers it isn't too early for cool season plants like lettuce.

So I decided to create a salad pot; where I have mixed lettuce plants that can be harvested anytime to create a single serving salad. Whi
ch is really perfect for me because anytime that I buy lettuce it goes bad before I even get to finish it.

I am pretty happy with how it turned out. There are four different lettuce plants, each with a different color, habit and leaf shape so it will be beautiful too! Granted when it gets warm I will have to make sure that I keep it as cool as possible in the shade, but I am excited to see how it all turns out.

2 comments:

jenn . dave . emma . davis said...

Growing lettuce...there's an idea. Ours goes bad before we get around to eating it, too. Love your puppy dog!

Suzanna H. said...

That is awesome Liz! I love the colors, and the fact you can eat it. I think everyone has the problem lettuce going bad too quickly in the refrigerator!