Growing Lettuce in My Backyard

Posted on April 14, 2010  Comments (5)

photo of lettuce in my garden

photo of lettuce in my garden

I planted lettuce in my backyard for the first time this year. I have enjoyed growing food in my backyard for the last several years. First it is very convenient. I want something to eat I can just go grab it out of the garden. Also it is healthier that many of the other things I might snack on. In addition, you can save money by growing your own food. And it is good for the environment (granted individuals don’t have much of an impact, but millions of people growing some of their own food does – reducing the amount of food transportation on the environment).

Also, I just find it cool to grow food in my yard to feed myself.

I don’t use anything to fertilize the soil or pesticides or anything. I just plant and let it grow (sometimes I water the garden). I just have a compost pile that is mainly leaves that I stir into the garden soil. It has worked fine for years now. I will grow tomatoes, berries, peppers, beans, peas and cucumbers again this year.

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5 Responses to “Growing Lettuce in My Backyard”

  1. Will
    April 15th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    I grow both of those varieties. This time of year they do really well. Once July and August arrive I need to shade the lettuce from our hot sun.

  2. kedy janny
    May 5th, 2010 @ 11:23 am

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  3. Growing Your Own Food With a Balcony Vegetable Garden | Living in Malaysia
    November 4th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    […] and I found it incredible convient. You can save money too, but my main purpose is to eat food that taste better and is better for me. I have started a vegetable garden on the balcony of my condo in Johor Bahru. Front of the nursery […]

  4. Balcony Vegetable Garden Starting to Produce Food | Living in Malaysia Blog
    December 18th, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    The beans are the first to have produced and I have enjoyed a few beans so far. They seem to be producing pretty well. I really do like being able to just pick a snack off my plants…

  5. Steve Honk
    April 3rd, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    Me and my friends love this article and it helped shape our healthy lives. Thanks for your advice.

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