I’ve had this kooky idea for awhile that instead of planting flowers in my hanging baskets this year that I would use them to grow lettuce in instead. Who knows if it will work, but I set it all up today.
First I gathered my hanging baskets from last year, made sure they were clean and the coconut liner was still in decent condition.
Next, I cut some plastic to fit in the bottom of each one — to keep the water inside and reduce the chance of them getting too dry. I did put some holes in the bottom of the plastic so they can drain.
Here they are all lined and ready for dirt and plants.
I used butter crunch lettuce, red and green leaf lettuces in my baskets.
I also made one with strawberries — yum!
Alright, they are all ready to be hung up on the fence!
Here they are all hung — see all of them all along the back there?
We’ll see what happens, but I’m excited! Anyone try this and have any advice for me?
They look great!! I’ve not grown lettuce in containers so no real advice, other than keep them moist & harvest often. Once they bolt (send up a tall shoot with flowers) the lettuce starts to bitter, yuck. Lettuce does well as a cool weather crop so after you harvest them in the summer, plant another round for fresh fall lettuces 🙂 Good luck your garden is looking great!
This might just be the way I can avoid the deer eating all the fruits of my labor…
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