In a previous post I shared some shots of my deck garden. I felt that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have enough space to plant much lettuce and was rather bummed. I stood outside for a bit the other day and realized that some of the junk in my yard would make for a lovely large lettuce bed.I am going to share how I made the planter here and then how it progresses over time. Will be planting in succession so I get several crops of super fresh greens!
I planted several types of lettuce from High Mowing Organic Seeds:
Buttercrunch Bibb (cant find a link for this on their site)
Here is how I constructed the planter.
I wanted to put the planter on a table because, being pregnant, bending over is hard and its only going to get harder!
I found an unused sand box cover that would be a good size to fit on a table we keep outside.
I drilled holes in the tray, was super easy with my drill.
Blood meal is layered over the organic garden soil and then mixed in well (I know itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a rich mix).
Furrows were made in the seeding layer and seeds were put into the furrows. I also planted some corn to transplant into a spot in back of our house. Marigolds were planted around the edge (along with bibb lettuce) in an attempt to cut down on predators.