The Facebook page announcement said:
Interested in container gardening? We still have a few spots available for Donna's "Tabletop Salad Garden" workshop where you will plant a salad garden to take home.
So I e-mailed and secured two spots for us...
The class was held on a beautiful Saturday morning and it was fun. We shared a worktable with our friends Sharon and Carol.
The containers are sturdy plastic boxes with a nice plastic wide mesh bottom for good drainage -the size is approximately 15" x 15" x 5" deep.
The growing medium is Canadian peat and pearlite to which a generous cup of Neem fertilizer is added.
Mix well with your hands and then spray with water to get it all wet. Even when the surface looks thoroughly drenched and water drains through the bottom, the medium will not be completely wet all the way through.
You need to mix it well with your hands to make sure all of the planting medium is wet but not soaking.
Then you start planting your lettuce, or a combination of lettuces or herbs or whatever you chose to plant in your Tabletop Salad Garden Box.
My tendency would have been to plant lots of little lettuces in the box, but I would have been doing it completely wrong.
My box on left holds Red Leaf Lettuce. Anthony's box on right holds Romaine Lettuce.
Each box should hold only one 4 pack of lettuces and they should be planted as close to the four corners as possible.
Water well with the "shower" setting on your hose attachment and in a few weeks...
Donna suggest to cut the lettuce at the base when harvesting instead of pulling. Leave the root base and continue taking care of it and new leaves will continue to sprout.
BTW, our boxes are thriving!
John & Donna Rozett