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kengk May 25, 2012 02:52 PM

I can't emphasize enough how well lettuce does in a container. I like the Earthbox brand but I'm sure that something else could be rigged that would work just as well. This planting has been snipped back practically to bare earth 3-4 times and it just keeps coming back. Just buy a packet of mixed leaf lettuce seeds from one of the big seed companies and plant according to the directions.

Here in west central Georgia it is already hot as Hades and I do believe I'm going to be able to keep a little bit of lettuce going until the first tomato is ready. Something I've never been able to do growing lettuce in the main garden. Plus, it's right there on the deck!

 
  1. 1POINT21GW May 27, 2012 05:56 PM

    Your lettuce looks great!

    1. kattyeyes May 28, 2012 10:07 AM

      I've got mine growing on the deck, too, and it's doing VERY well! Here is my bouquet of salad from last night's dinner--red oak leaf and ruby red, nasturtiums, lime basil.

      I live in a townhouse, so everything I grow is in containers. :)

       
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      1. re: kattyeyes
        1POINT21GW May 28, 2012 10:33 AM

        Wow! Pretty!

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