Monday, April 16, 2012

Container Salad Garden

I so love fresh lettuce and spinach for my salads in the springtime! So this year I decided to plant a little salad garden in a container. I had a large plastic flower pot that I decided to use. Because I wasn't going to plant anything that requires depth for the roots, I decided to tear some newspaper to put in the bottom of the pot for filler to minimize the about of soil I would need. I tore the paper in strips so that it wouldn't impede drainage. I dumped a 40-pound bag of topsoil on top of the torn paper. On one side, I planted spinach and on the other side, lettuce. Deciding to make the most of the space, I planted a few peas around the edge. We'll see how that works out! I water it almost every day if it doesn't rain. About once a week, I add plant food to the water. Today for lunch, I walked out the back door to the deck and harvested the greens for my lunch salad. YUM!

1 comment:

  1. WOW...that really looks good! I can't believe it has gotten so big so fast! Too much wind and tornados in Oklahoma for my garden to get that big yet.