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Starting Lettuce

February 19th, 2015

Usually I have a few planters of lettuce and greens going in the winter, this year I never got around to starting them. The day before yesterday I finally got a few seeds into a planter. I love this mix from Renee’s Garden, it produces very nicely in my long narrow planter boxes. They lettuce does very well now that the days are getting longer and we’re getting almost 12 hours of light.
Renees garden lettuce
I’ve always grown a small amount of greens during the winter. It’s worth the fun in my book, even if there isn’t that much of a harvest.
lettuce 2
lettuce in pot
In a month and a half or so I should be eating delicious homegrown lettuce. While I long to have a greenhouse for winter growing, until I do I’ll be grown herbs and greens in planter boxes tucked in front of every south facing window we have. Here’s to homegrown lettuce while there’s still snow on the ground!

Do you have any edibles growing on your windowsills?

2 Comments to “Starting Lettuce”
  1. Nebraska Dave on February 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Susy, maybe next year. I’m one step closer to having a basement growing system. It’s set up but not soon enough to plant anything this year. The same system will be housing tomato and green pepper plants that will be started about a month earlier that usual. I’m hoping to harvest the first tomato around the first part of July. Maybe even by the 4th. I’m not sure if that will happen this year but that’s my goal with the basement growing system. It will definitely give me a jump on the season and total protection against late frosts or any other nasty Spring weather.

    Have a great lettuce starting day.

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  2. Charlie@Seattle Trekker on February 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    We had the discussion about starting lettuce outside in the last couple of days; our winter has been so mild

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