I'm switching things up this week with a little video action! :) Showing you an easy way you can get started on a vegetable garden today... even if you don't know anything about gardening... even if you don't have a yard!
I'm definitely a novice when it comes to gardening. (I've written about this topic before.) Normally I don't even get started on a garden until after Memorial Day. We buy some basic plants (like tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers), plant them as a family, and try to maintain them (which typically goes well in the beginning but gets out of control by the end of the season).
Our garden is nothing elaborate or fancy, and it typically becomes overrun with weeds. But the home-grown vegetables taste so good!
I've planted lettuce before, but it didn't turn out so well. It tasted bitter. I learned that this is because I planted it when the weather was too warm, in a spot with too much sun.
My friend Jen Nelson, who writes the blog Grounded and Growing, explained that I can start a lettuce crop right now (in March), in a pot!
That sounded simple enough. She agreed to show me how, and we made this video for you. We had fun putting it together. I hope you enjoy it!
Oh, and this is how my lettuce is looking right now (one week later). Aren't the little sprouts cute? :)
This post was originally published on March 28, 2018.