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Wood Pallet Garden – Harvesting Lettuce



With the rain and cooler temps this past week, our pallet gardens have been growing like crazy!

So far we have harvest 3 heads of endive lettuce.
It’s a little bitter {that’s normal} but it sure is pretty to grow. Kind of artsy if you ask me.

I think I’ll be replacing the endive beds with some Ruby Red Swiss chard once I get it all harvested.

The strawberries are coming along nicely too. We have strawberries growing in 4 places this year. In the greenhouse, along side the house, in a hanging basket and in a wood pallet. So far the strawberries in the greenhouse are doing the best.
Last year I planted strawberries in a vertical pallet and I had it standing up for awhile, but eventually placed it flat on the ground so it would be easier to manage.

The spinach is rockin’ too!

Lucy the lettuce dog taking her job seriously. Sampling is her primary duty.

Have you ever grown your own celery before? Homegrown celery has a totally different taste. We don’t use any chemicals on our vegetables, so I’m guessing that’s why they taste a little different than conventionally grown stuff you get in the stores.

And remember the red speckled lettuce and how I couldn’t figure out what variety it was? Well, it’s actually a romaine lettuce and the variety is called Freckles. If you ever find the seed packet at your local nursery center, grab one. It tastes just like regular Romaine only it’s prettier.

No matter how you do it, gardening is cool!
Have a great weekend everyone.
~Mavis

Want to learn more about wood pallet gardening and how I put mine together? Click on the pallets above and it will take you to my first pallet garden post of the year. You’ll also learn what to look for when choosing a pallet.

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Cute.
 

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It might make more sense than my grand idea. I want to start growing a few things, including leaf lettuce, in a spare room with a grow light. Year after year of long winters are making me think of creative ideas.
 

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It might make more sense than my grand idea. I want to start growing a few things, including leaf lettuce, in a spare room with a grow light. Year after year of long winters are making me think of creative ideas.
I've seen some very ingenious "aquaponics" set-ups for simple things like lettuce and would like to do the same some day.

 

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I've seen some very ingenious "aquaponics" set-ups for simple things like lettuce and would like to do the same some day.

That is pretty interesting. This year I am going for high density in soil. This will be the first year I grow lettuce. Usually I grow onions, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, celery and herbs.
 

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It might make more sense than my grand idea. I want to start growing a few things, including leaf lettuce, in a spare room with a grow light. Year after year of long winters are making me think of creative ideas.
check out this old mans garden.
 

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That's neat that he's able to grow citrus there, but I'm wondering how he's doin' this winter. Did that super cold polar vortex a few weeks ago make it to Alliance Nebraska? Or were they spared?
That is an interesting question. I like the idea of having a greenhouse of sorts and I like the way they run water under ground to heat it.

Before I watched the video I thought it was going to be about grafting. I know someone who has a peach tree, which normally would not survive here, but the tree is grafted to some other type of tree trunk that can handle the cold.
 

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Not my picture, but this seems to be a really good idea for a hanging garden that's elevated just a couple feet above ground to keep the rabbits from eating the strawberries. Going to give it a try, as our strawberry patch isn't doing so well thanks to rabbits and other critters.
 

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I went ahead and rigged up an unused room with grow lights and planted some various leaf lettuces in a 4 gallon pot I had lying around. It will be interesting if my "closet lettuce" produces.

Also getting ready to start some onion seeds.

I see no pallets in my future. I am very interested in trying a small "aquaponics" setup like what newmisty shows in post #6.
 

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It might make more sense than my grand idea. I want to start growing a few things, including leaf lettuce, in a spare room with a grow light. Year after year of long winters are making me think of creative ideas.
my friend has a cold frame in which he raises lettuce all year round. if you dig a hole about 4 feet deep x about a foot or so across inside your cold frame. the ground temp will rise and keep your cold frame warm all winter. i saw this done on a farm below the cow watering station. the guy who showed it to me said the water wont freeze due to the rising heat.
 

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my friend has a cold frame in which he raises lettuce all year round. if you dig a hole about 4 feet deep x about a foot or so across inside your cold frame. the ground temp will rise and keep your cold frame warm all winter. i saw this done on a farm below the cow watering station. the guy who showed it to me said the water wont freeze due to the rising heat.
That is a great idea. I just might have to try something like that after the ground thaws.