Growing lettuce has always been one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Using lettuce containers to grow year round salad is my number one frugal tip and reason for promoting this vegetable.
Number one frugal tip for growing lettuce is don’t spend a lot of money on fancy containers. Lettuce can be grown anywhere with good, drained soil and sun.
Recycled items work great for growing lettuce. For example, old tires, old wheelbarrows and milk jugs.
Undoubtedly, this amazing vegetable is hard to ruin. My experience shows that lettuce can be grown in any garden bed, container or recycled holder found.
Lettuce Is A Year Around Vegetable
The next frugal gardening tip is to grow lettuce year around. We eat a lot of lettuce in our daily meals. Lettuce goes with anything.
Growing lettuce year around secures a good vegetable source, and a small savings investment weekly. As a frugal minded person this savings will add up over time.
To get started growing lettuce is easy. Find a spot indoors that will receive several hours per day of sun, even in the winter. Make sure that it is kept away from drafts, and set up an easy recycled container box or milk jug.
Lettuce goes on sandwiches, tacos, fajitas, and makes great bowls for corn tortilla substitutes.
Lettuce has many varieties, and is a healthy side dish. There is Romaine lettuce, Leaf lettuce, Crisphead , Butterhead, and a mix variety.
Growing my own lettuce allows it to stay fresh longer, save me money and cut down on waste. No longer do I have the challenge of trying to use up the lettuce before it browns, or throwing it out.
Summer is just starting and it is a good time to test out the lettuce theory and get your feet wet. Grab a few packs from the store to begin.