You’ll probably never guess what I am growing in a recyclable bag…
So what made me think of growing lettuce in a grocery bag?
Well, it wasn’t my idea. I actually saw an article about it and thought it would be fun to try in my own garden and share with you.
Here is how I did it:
recyclable grocery bag
I took my recyclable grocery bag and made a few little holes on the bottom, using scissors, for drainage.
Then I placed the bag where I wanted in the garden. It is hard to move after you fill it with soil.
I filled the bag with planting mix and then planted my lettuce transplants. Of course, you can simply plant lettuce seeds instead.
Add slow-release fertilizer because all vegetables need fertile soil.
Then water. I simply put a drip emitter on my new lettuce planter.
I love how it looks and just a few weeks after planting, I can already pick lettuce.
So how about you? Is this something you would like to try?Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."