Monday, July 9, 2012

Lettuce in a Box

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope everyone is enjoying the warm days of summer.  My family just got back from a stay at my parent's cottage.  It was a great five days..filled with swimming, skiing, boating, and just relaxing.  Now, that I'm home there's a stack of laundry, weeds to be pulled, bills to be paid, grocery shopping.....etc.  Sigh...welcome home.

I wanted to share with you my lettuce box.  My dad picked me up this old box at an estate sale awhile back.  I decided that I would try to plant my lettuce plants in it.  I don't have a great place for a garden in my yard...so I do a lot of container vegetable gardening.  Here's a picture of my box of lettuce....
It's worked out great and I've enjoyed some yummy salads.....it's so fun to grow your own veggies.
Have a great day!!

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70 comments:

  1. What a perfect box to grow lettuce in. It's adorable and practical. Enjoy the fresh lettuce it yields :)

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    1. Thanks Amy!! Yes, nothing beats fresh produce! I think it's more fun when you grow it!

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  2. That crate looks wonderful with the lettuce, very fresh salads everyday I guess. very nice, I love it.

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  3. THis is such a great idea. Especially for people who live in an apartment or in a townhome with a small yard *raises hand*

    I'd love for you to link this up to my Marvelous Mondays party. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/marvelous-mondays-link-party-2.html

    Hope to see you there. Newest follower via GFC.

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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    1. Following you back and thx for the invite!

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  4. Looks so cool and chic! Lettuce in a box! Awesome idea ;)

    Just found you from Moitivate Monday. Love for you to stop by and return the follow. I am following GFC.

    I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle. YOu are welcome to link up ;) We have over 150 mom blogs so far!

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. We will be sure to stop by for a visit!

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  5. That looks great. What a good idea! Now I want to have a salad:)

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  6. What a lovely idea!
    I actually eat lettuce salad almost every day(!), so it's a great idea for me

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  7. That's a fabulous box for lettuce! I do all my gardening in containers as well, but I don't have a cute little box like that. Mine are i boring pots. I need to step up my gardening game :)

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  8. I love the idea of a container garden and with stuff people gave you is even better!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Following you back Michelle! Thx for visiting!

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  9. I love planting lettuce in containers, it grows so well that way. Your box is perfect, love it. Smiles, Paula

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    1. Yes, I've enjoyed many good salads.

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  10. Wow, great idea and looks fantastic! Liz

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  11. That looks like an old Cheese Box? Great idea! looks good with the greens.
    JoAnn

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  12. Interesting. I hope you will show us more. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  13. Great idea! I bet you don't get as many pesky bugs when it's in a container like that too. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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    1. You know ....your right....I hardly had any bugs!!!

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  14. Love this! container gardens are fun! We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/
    and any other posts you'd like to share that have to do with homesteading and homemaking!

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    1. Thanks for the invite!!! Linked up to your party!! Stop by again!!

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  15. Just perfect for your lettuce - looks like it's growing really well!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. I have had a little success this summer and I'm looking forward to try planting some lettuces. love your box.

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    1. Thanks Tara....I love to garden. It's really fun to plant veggies and watch them grow.

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  17. This is a really good idea. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/3-face-masks-from-your-kitchen-and.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  18. I'm LOVING your lettuce box!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thanks Megan! It's so fun to grow veggies.

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  20. Great idea! I love the whole edible landscaping trend! There are so many plants that are pretty AND tasty! -Marci

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  21. I have my herbs in a box, nevr thought of putting lettuce in there, but next year you might see this idea at my house, too!

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  22. What a fabulous idea!! I need to do some container gardening...one day! thanks for sharing at Uncommon! :) Bonnie

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  23. The lettuce looks beautiful in that box. I am inspired to grow my own salad. Can't wait!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-linky_13.html

    Have a great day!

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  24. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday's. I really love the box! :)

    Jess

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    1. Thanks...come back again to visit!!

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  25. Love it!!!! I do my lettuce in containers too and it does so much better for me than in the ground. I also like that you can move the box out of the super hot sun when you need to! Thanks for sharing:)

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  26. Love it! Great idea. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  27. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

    New follower from: Musings of an Imperfect Mom

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    1. Thanks for following! Will be sure to check out your blog!

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  28. I love this idea. I have an old wood bookshelf. I wonder if I can use the bookshelf and do something like this. Great job!

    http://smallorganizedhome.blogspot.com/

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    1. I don't see why that won't work....that could be really cute!!

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  29. Visiting from Flamingo Toes... Your lettuce box inspired me to take some clay pots just laying in my garage and plant zucchini. Sounds strange since I don't have a box nor want to plant lettuce, but the fact that your box isn't like most gardens and planted in the ground, and could literally be placed anywhere, is what inspired me. Thanks!!

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  30. This is great! I hate being in an apt because I can't have garden (even though I kill my plants) but I will have to try to grow lettuce! We love lettuce! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party.

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  31. I love all these container garden ideas... but that box is SO SUPER cool! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! Hey, by the way, this is featured over on Truly Lovely today!

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    1. Oh...thanks so much for the feature!!!

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  32. Thank you for linking up to Home is Where the Heart is! We wanted to stop by and let you know you've been featured! :) Please come link up again!

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  33. I love the idea of having a mini garden! I live in a condo, so this would work perfectly on my patio. I think there’s no better cure for being cooped up inside all day in the office at Dish than coming home to some fresh greenery. Plus, it’s so satisfying making a meal out of something grown from home! Gardening is something I just started getting interested in. I’ve been recording everything I can on HGTV to learn tips and tricks, since gardening in my small space has proven to be a challenge. Luckily, I have the Hopper DVR with tons of recording memory to accommodate all the gardening shows for my new hobby. One show featured a mini garden like this but the plants were growing on a shoe rack; I thought you’d find that interesting! I’m experimenting with it right now, but it’s a great way to grow and organize numerous plants. I’m excited to see how this project of yours turns out! Did it work well for you?

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  34. love this idea! This would keep the bunnies from eating my lettuce!
    Thank you so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

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  35. HI there!!! I LOVE this!!! Great idea and loving your blog too. I always like to make new friends so I am your newest follower:) Happy Holidays! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xooxo Hanna

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