How to Plant Lettuce in a Pot

I'm excited to be teaming up with my friend Jen Nelson of Grounded and Growing!

We’re bringing you a little video action, showing you an easy way to get started on a vegetable garden today... even if you don't know anything about gardening... even if you don't have a yard!

If you’re short on time, you can check out the speedy version (39 seconds) on the left. If you have the time and want more details, you can check out the full length version (12.5 minutes) on the right.

Speedy Version - 39 seconds

Full Length Version - 12.5 minutes

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 typically:

  • Buy some basic plants (like tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers)

  • Plant them as a family

  • Try to maintain them. (This 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. This is likely because I planted it when the weather was too warm, in a spot with too much sun.

Jen taught me that with container gardening, you can start a lettuce crop early, in a simple 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 the lettuce looked one week later. Aren't the little sprouts cute? :)

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This post was originally published on March 28, 2018. It was updated on May 3, 2019.