Growing delicious fresh lettuce right in your own backyard garden planters or garden bowls, is easy and fun to do. Now is the time to be doing it because the weather is cooler and fall has arrived. Of course you can plant in decorative and imported pottery from ArizonaPottery or you can plant in the garden. Either way you will love the rich colors and textures not to mention outstanding flavors that you can achieve.
Even if you are just looking for a way to fill a few empty planters sitting on your patio, by potting these lettuces you will fill your planters with rich colors of red, browns, bright greens and more. You can even plant them along side the violas or pansies that are so popular right now. This is a great way to compliment the flowers already growing. Most people love the idea of growing their own garden greens. It sure makes it easy to know where your food is coming from!!!!
If this is your first time then start by purchasing the plant materials that are ready to go right into your garden pottery. You can buy lettuce as individual or as mixes, which ever you prefer. Remember just don't plant them to deep and water gently. If you want to start by seeds instead you will get more variety and selection to choose from. Follow the instruction on the seed packets and you should have great
Next, select the garden planter or pottery bowl that you are going to pot into. If you want to grow the lettuce in large garden planters sitting on your deck or patio that is fine. If you want to add a touch of pizazz to your garden area, then select a 12" or larger planter bowl that is decorating and compliments your decor. Make sure you have a saucer if it will sit on a table.
Lettuce likes loose, well draining potting soil not garden soil. Make sure you water regularly and geed with fertilizer when needed. Lettuce can take light frost but not heavy frost. During super cold weather, cover with garden fabric or move the planters into the garage for protections. The best way to harvest lettuce is to pick only the outer leaves near the bottom so the plant can keep growing.