After an inspirational trip to the grocery store, my husband and I decided to plant lettuce in one of our large terra cotta pots. (Living in an apartment, rather than a house with a garden, makes growing vegetables a challenge.) For a long time the pot has been vacant since our peace lily died several months ago. The problem has been getting adequate sunlight and the only room in which this can happen happens to be the area in which our pet bunny plays. Anything green doesn’t really stand a chance with our furry friend, regardless of toxicity. So at the grocery store when I stumbled upon lettuce and mustard green plants I was quite excited. At last we found plants that would not harm our dear lop-ears.
Instead of buying the plants my husband suggested growing the lettuce from seed. We made a quick trip to Home Depot and picked out a few packages of Burpee lettuce seeds and a bag of garden soil. So now our experiment begins! Will the conditions be right to grow our own crop of lettuce? Find out in the posts to come.