Thursday, June 10, 2010
Dreaming of Future Salads
Photo Credit: Flickr user the garden bell
I finally planted my lettuce seeds! After way too much research I just threw caution to the wind and winged it by planting my seeds in two window boxes, just under a foot apart. Here's hoping it works!
This is my first foray into container gardening of any sort, so I'm looking forward to learning from the experience. I had grand designs on building a wooden box, or a raised bed of some sort, but eventually decided to go with the window boxes. Although these seeds really should have been planted months ago, I am still hoping they will produce some lovely greens for future salads.
In my search for organic seeds, I came across Aimers Organics and their line of vegetable seeds suited for the Canadian climate. According to Aimers, this line of seeds "has been chosen for its excellence in performance and its suitability to the Canadian climate." Their seeds are 100% open-pollinated (no hybrids) and 100% certified organic.
I chose Black Seeded Simpson, Red Salad Bowl and Buttercrunch lettuces. I'm really a fan of red leaf lettuce so I'm especially excited to see its multicoloured shoots start growing!
Now it's just a matter of time! If all goes well I should expect some sprouts about 2weeks into the process. Wish me luck!
If you're looking for great advice on container gardening, I would look no further than P. Allen Smith or my new favourite gardening blog, Life on the Balcony.
What are you planting on your balcony or in your backyard?