I built a thing! For the first time ever!
The “thing” is a salad box- I want to grow lettuce on our back patio so it’s close, I have better control over sun exposure, and hopefully will have less problems with pests. OK, also I saw one on Lydia Street and got really excited about using a power drill. The plan I used can be found here at The Simple Green Frugal Co-Op.
- Cost: $30* I may or may not have scavenged the aluminum screen from someone’s curb on garbage pickup day
- Time: 40 minutes** plus 75 minutes of trying to figure out how to use a power drill on YouTube
- Tears: a few*** see previous
- Blood: some
Lettuce only needs about 3.5 inches of soil and prefers good drainage, so this box (it has a mesh bottom) should keep me chewing on greens all summer. I transplanted my lettuce seedlings from the seed cells. I had tossed several seeds into each cell so the sprouts’ roots were a bit clumped together, but with a little teasing they came apart easily. I know it’s a bit of a hack job, but I am so proud of my first little project.