Are you frustrated when you purchase lettuce at the market and it ends up rotting in the refrigerator? I am and there is a solution. Plant a lettuce bowl!
Lettuce bowl supplies are basic and inexpensive.
- Any bowl or container with drainage that can safely hold dirt and water
- Quality garden dirt or compost
- Seeds of your choice – lettuce, spinach, greens, etc.
Fill the container with the dirt or compost, sprinkle the seeds on top, and cover with a light dusting of more dirt. Place the container where it will receive the most direct sunlight. Keep the seeds moist until germination, 7-14 days. Most lettuce varieties mature in 40-50 days. Pick the leaves and enjoy! Add seeds every few weeks to ensure a lush crop.
Anyone can enjoy fresh greens all summer long. The seeds can also be started inside in late winter.