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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Indoor Gardening

As much as I love the colours of autumn, I'm sad to see the gardening season end.

The ornamental grass has gone to seed and the subtle shades of green, white and brown are beautiful against the backdrop of fallen leaves and white, board and batten church. ~


But, the grey days of November are looming and I know I'll want a little something to nurture along in the house.

At the grocery today, I spied this sad little sell off. ~


"And, you would be doing what with a wilted Boston lettuce?", you say.

Ah, but it has these.  Teeny, tiny roots! ~


I potted one of these up last year, the roots took and I was picking peppery tasting Boston lettuce leaves for months!  I've given this baby a second chance and it will bring a nice bit of green to my kitchen windowsill. ~

You can't find a cheaper way to add some greenery to the house AND spice up your salads with home grown produce.  If your are lucky enough to live where your growing season is just starting or, better yet, is all year round, these do very well in outdoor planters.

It won't even hurt Maeve when she climbs up to the window and nibbles on the leaves.  The shamrock will be thanking me for the respite from kitty teeth!


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19 comments:

  1. I've seen a lot of things like this done (like pineapple) but never lettuce...way to go!

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  2. That's a good idea! Our weather doesn't get cold enough to stop lettuce growing so we grow it year round. My kids wont even eat store bought lettuce because "it tastes funny". We have started carrots on the window sill and wheat grass.

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  3. Lettuce is both beautiful to look at and savory, good idea to pot it on the windowsill!

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  4. I knew you could do this with green onions...but lettuce? Yay for fresh produce in winter!!

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  5. Well aren't you the clever one. Great idea.

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  6. Very clever, love the pot.

    Cynthia

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  7. Now you are observant AND clever!

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  8. Now that is ingenious, I never would have thought of it.

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  9. Brilliant Maureen. I am not sure if ours comes with the roots.

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  10. I love love this idea! I'm soooo copying it!

    Cindy

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  11. What a great idea, I love it and I am going to do it. thanks

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  13. What a great idea! I am bringing my Rosemary in this week to enjoy for the Winter.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Tasty and decorative! Excellent!

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  15. What a great idea. Next time I'm at the grocer, I will need to look to see if ours has the roots attached. Will definitely do this if they are. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. Hope you're having a beautiful day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. Wow, who'd uh thunk it!! You are sooo instructional Maureen. And btw, I too am still thinking about Malala. I want to share here what a dear friend of mine from Iran said about Malala...I hope you don't mind... "It is girls like Malala that will stamp out the roots of the Taliban and not drones."

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  17. Wow, great idea! Yuse smart Maureen!!

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  18. So clever and delicious!

    I must admit you have me stumped. I have never heard of Muskoka style. So it will require some research. I am always curious. :)

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  19. I don't have a windowsill in the kitchen or anywhere to grow some plants but I did just plant some lettuce and onion sets in the deck pots where I tore out the summer plants. Hopefully the days will be warm enough to get some salad fixings before freezing weather. :) Fingers crossed.

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