Thursday, September 1, 2011

Planting Lettuce


This afternoon once my sugar booger wakes up I'm going to get the stuff to plant lettuce in our big Terra Cotta planter in the back yard. I am tired of paying $5 a week for a tub of lettuce that we usually don't eat all of and goes bad. Yet when we buy the $2.50 bags, it's done in one meal. So this is the solution! And there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down and eating food that you planted, nurtured, and harvested yourself.

I have, for a long long time now, yearned for a garden. Our back yard is bad conditions for one, unfortunately, but maybe one day. Actually...yes...I think I will make that one of my life long goals. The only other life long goal I have is to never pay a cable bill in my life. In other words...never have cable TV. If you know me though, you already knew that about me.

Unfortunately...I cannot seem to keep anything green alive! It's a running joke in our house when I come home with a plant because, sho nuff...it will die in a few weeks. It's so sad, and I don't get it! So I am determined to make this lettuce work. I will sing to the little leaves if that's what I have to do!

I'll keep you posted how it goes!
Do any of you garden/plant your own food?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep trying Jess! This year was so much more successful than last for me. Gardening has a real learning curve, check out books from the library about simple container gardening and work from there.

Chrissy Galloway said...

When I was little my mom and dad had a GIANT garden behind our house. When I was a kid I hated it because my mom always made me help her pick everything and it was hot and you had to bend over. Yea, I was a poor sport about it! Now I WANT ONE! Josh and I have already said when we buy our little farm house (once he gets a police job) we are planting our garden! And it's going to have EVERYTHING! Our hope/goal is to live off our own land! A lot of work, yes...but totally worth it! I'm kinda worried how it will go though cuz I'm much like you...cannot even keep a plant alive! Cannot wait to see how your lettuce growing works! Oh ps even if your backyard wouldn't support a garden you could always make one of these...http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/2010/03/15/starting-our-raised-garden-2/

Dennis said...

Plants need CO2 and nitrogen plus water to move things around. Miracle Grow is aptly named.

Kari Beth said...

I've heard that lettuce is very hearty & easy to grow! Good luck. Hope it works out for ya sister. And like you my goal is to have a fully sustainable garden one day. One that feeds my family 365 days of the year :-). Lots of work but so rewarding. I can't wait!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Planting Lettuce


This afternoon once my sugar booger wakes up I'm going to get the stuff to plant lettuce in our big Terra Cotta planter in the back yard. I am tired of paying $5 a week for a tub of lettuce that we usually don't eat all of and goes bad. Yet when we buy the $2.50 bags, it's done in one meal. So this is the solution! And there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down and eating food that you planted, nurtured, and harvested yourself.

I have, for a long long time now, yearned for a garden. Our back yard is bad conditions for one, unfortunately, but maybe one day. Actually...yes...I think I will make that one of my life long goals. The only other life long goal I have is to never pay a cable bill in my life. In other words...never have cable TV. If you know me though, you already knew that about me.

Unfortunately...I cannot seem to keep anything green alive! It's a running joke in our house when I come home with a plant because, sho nuff...it will die in a few weeks. It's so sad, and I don't get it! So I am determined to make this lettuce work. I will sing to the little leaves if that's what I have to do!

I'll keep you posted how it goes!
Do any of you garden/plant your own food?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep trying Jess! This year was so much more successful than last for me. Gardening has a real learning curve, check out books from the library about simple container gardening and work from there.

Chrissy Galloway said...

When I was little my mom and dad had a GIANT garden behind our house. When I was a kid I hated it because my mom always made me help her pick everything and it was hot and you had to bend over. Yea, I was a poor sport about it! Now I WANT ONE! Josh and I have already said when we buy our little farm house (once he gets a police job) we are planting our garden! And it's going to have EVERYTHING! Our hope/goal is to live off our own land! A lot of work, yes...but totally worth it! I'm kinda worried how it will go though cuz I'm much like you...cannot even keep a plant alive! Cannot wait to see how your lettuce growing works! Oh ps even if your backyard wouldn't support a garden you could always make one of these...http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/2010/03/15/starting-our-raised-garden-2/

Dennis said...

Plants need CO2 and nitrogen plus water to move things around. Miracle Grow is aptly named.

Kari Beth said...

I've heard that lettuce is very hearty & easy to grow! Good luck. Hope it works out for ya sister. And like you my goal is to have a fully sustainable garden one day. One that feeds my family 365 days of the year :-). Lots of work but so rewarding. I can't wait!