Growing lettuce in a wheelbarrow
Years ago I read in Sunset probably about growing lettuce in a wheelbarrow. That way you can move it around if you need to get it into and then out of the sun. I've never done that (actually have never grown lettuce at all) but always thought it sounded like a good idea. Just another FYI and FWIW.
re: c oliver
pretty much anything. I used it for herbs and lettuces. Obviously vine products like pumpkins and zucc's would kinda be difficult, but for herbs it was great. Tomato vines, too.
I used mine when I lived in a tiny unit with a postage-stamp back yard. I'd wheel ma barra up and down the communal drive way, getting the most of the sun.
I only ever used grass hay. it's more about how quickly it breaks down, and how much insulation it provides, rather than the "type" of hay used. I just poked holes on the bale and planted iceberg, cos, rocket, parsley, coriander and basil.