Friday, March 23, 2007

Indoor lettuce garden



Getting pretty picked over, but it will come back in a few days.

2 comments:

Marie Coppola said...

Hi Marianne,

I don't know if you will read this since it's been a while since you posted this photo of your incredibly lovely indoor lettuce. I am growing a variety of baby lettuces in windowboxes (inside) for the first time in my 12th-floor condo in Chicago and I'm just looking for tips on how to get the most out of the plants: best ways to harvest, what to do when the amount of sunlight decreases, etc. If you have any tips to share I would appreciate it.

THANKS!
Marie

threecollie said...

Hi Marie and thanks for visiting. I think it is really cool that you are growing lettuce on the 12th floor. It was amazing to me to discover how well it will grow indoors and we may even try carrots this winter as we are growing them in containers outdoors and they do so well.
As far as harvest, we simply picked single leaves whenever we wanted them as soon as they were large enough to use. We have huge, east-facing windows so even in the deepest part of winter light wasn't an issue. Lettuce is pretty forgiving as to light anyhow and actually likes light shade.
Hope this helps and good luck with it.