Nothing tastes better than fresh lettuce from the garden. This popular plant is quite easy to grow in gardens or containers. But how do you grow lettuce for a big harvest?
You need to plant lettuce in the fall or early spring when all the frost is gone. You need to plant lettuce when temperatures are between 45 degrees F to 65 degrees F. But some cold varieties can even survive in much lower temperatures.
Seed spacing depends on the lettuce variety. For example, loose leafy varieties should feature plants spread 4 inches apart. Romaine lettuce should be spread at least 8 inches apart while crisphead variety should be set at 16 inches apart. The seeds should be 12 to 15 inches apart.
According to Briana from Backyard Gardeners Network, there are multiple ways to grow lettuce. You can grow lettuce indoors or outdoors in pots or in the garden. Growing lettuce indoors allows you to easier control humidity, temperature, or pest, but it will present unique challenges compared with outdoor growing.
Are you itching to get your hands dirty and green thumb on? The arrival of spring is the perfect time to get your outdoor space ready for the upcoming gardening season. There are many ways to spruce up your outdoor space, from adding new plants, lighting and furniture, to revamping old features like an old fountain or putting in a new pavilion. But if you’re looking for something more unique than standard garden markers, you should try making these DIY vintage spoon garden markers! They’re easy to make, budget-friendly and a great way to personalize your garden while giving it a vintage vibe that goes perfectly with the current trend.
- Vintage spoons – You can use any spoon and type of spoon, whether it’s a silver spoon or an old wooden spoon. It all depends on the look you’re going for and what type of spoons you have lying around your kitchen.
- Paintbrush – You’ll need a paintbrush to apply the paint to the spoon and make sure it’s coated evenly.
- Tempera paint – You can use any paint, but we recommend using it since it’s thicker and easier to apply.
- Craft glue – Craft glue is the best adhesive on your spoon since super glue can damage the spoon too much.
An old fork or spade makes an interesting DIY marker for a garden. Updating them with new colors or patterns to fit your style is also easy. You can paint or stain them differently to make them stand out in your garden. They are great as standalone decorations or props for photo shoots with friends and family! Let’s get started.
- An old fork or spade – This can be any vintage fork or spade you find at a thrift store or flea market or have inherited from family members.
- Paint and brushes – You can paint your fork any color you want. It can be a solid color or have a pattern.
- Stain – Stain the fork for a darker finish. We will be using a walnut stain here.
- Sandpaper – This is used to smooth out the cut edges of the handle.
- An extra hook
You’re probably now enjoying your harvest from the last summer harvest. It’s a great time to take a break as you await the next planting season.
Well, you don’t want to make one BIG mistake. Neglecting your garden!
As you wait for the growing season, this is the best time to do a soil test. What type of fertilizers are you going to buy? You can only tell this by doing a simple soil test.
Soil test results reveal the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium present in the soil. This then guides you on the right type of fertilizer and quantities to add to the soil. If you don’t have a soil test, a balanced formula like 13-13-13 fertilizer is a good choice for an initial fertilizer of the year.
Little Tikes playhouses are so awesome – and also a little weird. A chicken coop inside a house? It’s almost like they knew we would all be obsessed with raising backyard chickens one day! If you have a Little Tikes playhouse at your home or somewhere nearby, transforming it into a chicken coop is the perfect way to use it.
- A Little Tikes playhouse
- A chicken coop kit
- A drill and screwdriver
- A rotary tool
- Paint and paintbrushes
- A dust masks
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
- A measuring tapes