November 5, 2010

Growing Lettuce INSIDE!

 I live in Indiana, and in the Winter, if you want lettuce, you have to buy the nasty lookin' stuff in the store.  Well, this last summer, I finally figured out (it wasn't hard!) how to grow lettuce in my garden successfully, and it was AWESOME!  My boys loved it too.  And it was GREAT to be able to get large amounts of lettuce when I needed it without having to pay the organic lettuce prices! 

So, I am going to try to grow lettuce INSIDE this Winter!

A few months ago, I bought a container with lettuce in mind.  I asked my son to fill it up with dirt for me:

Since we ARE in the house, gardening in a small container, I am using non-conventional gardening tools:

Here are the seeds that I saved from my Austrailian Yellow Leaf Lettuce:

I spread some around in the dirt, then with my  "gardening tool", I "raked" them into the soil:

I then watered, and stuck my pot in a south-facing window.  I can almost taste the lettuce now!

The container needs cleaned up a bit, but I think it will do quite nicely!  Have you ever tried gardening inside?  How did it go?


Megan Jenelle @ A Blossoming Homestead said...

Sara! Thanks so much for the post! I have two windows that would be perfect for planting inside, but I wasn't sure exactly how to go about it! Thanks for encouraging me with this post! Have a blessed day!
Megan Jenelle

Sarah said...

Megan Jenelle- I've ALREADY had the itch to garden again! I was thinking this summer that I should purchase a container that I could possibly try this with because I have seen people mention doing this in seed catalogs, so I thought I would give it a whirl! Hope it works for you! :)

Sara A Broers said...

You have inspired me....I think I might have to try this.

Jennifer said...

I'd been thinking of this---now I just need to stick those seeds into a planter. Do you think any other vegetables might grow inside besides herbs?

Malathi said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.

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