Friday, June 29, 2012
Gutter Lettuce Beds...by Juli
I was inspired by a recent pin for hanging gutter lettuce beds. On a very ambitious weekend we got all the supplies for these beds. Did I mention it was the hottest day of summer? Well, the gutters at Home Depot weren't rounded like the picture so that threw me all off. We settled on the squared ones and hoped it would work just as well. We bought one long gutter piece ($6) and three sets of end caps ($5 each) and all the hardware. When we got home and looked at the plans in the boiling sun we opted to skip the hardware to hang the gutters and just go old school and hang it directly on the fence. It's a perfect spot because the lettuce gets lots of sun and if any of the Castro's are swinging on the hammock on the other side of the fence I can spray them with the hose while watering my lettuce. It's a win win situation :) What I like about this method of growing is that it makes it more difficult for the snails and other monsters (aka Lola) to attack your veggies. Also it's easy to just walk up and pick!