I saw the idea for this fun garden project at one of our local nurseries. It is a container garden, for growing salad and lettuce!
The idea behind this container garden is that you can clip off the top of the green lettuce leaves, leaving an inch or two of the lettuce remaining in the container.
In a week or so it will grow back and you can cut it again to make more salad!
All you need is a container” or pot> that you can set out on your porch or patio, some potting” soil>, and some lettuce plants or seeds. Amazon sells a great bundle that contains 8 different packets” of lettuce seeds.
Just keep in mind that if you grow the lettuce from seeds” it will be at least a month before you have lettuce can eat. in the spring buy plants your local garden nursery. i spent about on for my container.
Plant your seeds” or lettuce plants in soil> and water it well. Place the container” in a sunny location for best results. you may need to water daily during very warm weather.
If you want to decorate your container with chalkboard” paint> like I did, then you also need to buy a can” of spray chalkboard paint>. Use masking” tape> to tape off the area where you want to have the paint.
Keep in mind that there is a lot of overspray, so make sure any area you don’t want painted is covered up well. This stuff is also really toxic, so try to do it outside if you can or at least make sure all the windows are open before you spray it.
The chalkboard” paint> takes about an hour to dry completely. Make sure your surface is clean and dry before you apply the paint.
After it is dry, use chalk like this dustless” chalk> to write on the container. You can do this on any kind of planter in the place of using plant markers.