I was so excited yesterday when the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog showed up in the mailbox. It was like Christmas morning for me, except way better. I spent hours yesterday just going page by page, oohing and aaahing over all the pictures.
So of course this got me thinking ahead to Spring. Which is really easy to do right now because the weather has been very spring like for December.
I started getting my seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds last year and I plan on doing so this year. I didn’t get to use my lettuce seeds because basically I ran out of room in the garden. So I am creating a plan to use them this year.
Now from everything I am reading Lettuce will grow nicely in a cooler environment. So I have decided to make a couple of skinny long raised beds that will be right up against the house along the driveway. It gets morning sun and when it rains it will drip off the eaves into the beds. Here is a picture of a skinner bed. It isn’t exactly what I am going to do but it will give you a nice idea.
I am looking to use some recycled Pallets to make this a light and easy Raised bed. I am hoping to really get some large amounts from our lettuce seed. Hoping that this will also help to control bolting since it is never in the afternoon sun.