Gardening Tricks That Work: Grow Lettuce Anytime For Your Buffett

Posted by on August 3, 2014

Lettuce buffet

Lettuce buffet

You can learn a lot of gardening tips and tricks when partying with a propagator. @HelenYoest Click to Tweet!

At David and Brie Arthur‘s annual tomato tasting party, Brie propogated lettuce 18 days out from the date she was having her event. These pots were then used as a pick-your-own lettuce on the buffet line. Very clever and practical!

In several decorative pots, Brie seeded out lettuce seeds, and grew them in a shady spot to protect from the hot summer sun. In less than three weeks, the lettuce was party-ready and doing double duty as a nice table decoration.

Lettuce buffet

Along the BLT buffet line, guest were able to pick their own lettuce to add to their sandwich.

Do you have any parting tips and tricks you’d like to share? Helen Yoest

 

Helen Yoest is a curious gardener – curious about plants, soil, design, and how others use these to create their gardens at home. She is also curious about what plants do for us today in the here and now, but also about their history and lore. Plants have a colorful past. As an award winning freelance writer and garden stylist, Helen has traveled the world visiting public and private gardens so she can step into the dream that was once just an imagination. Her work has appeared in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others, including her work as the national gardening expert forAnswers.com. Helen is also the author of Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press) and Gardening with Confidence, 50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity (2012, GWC Press). Helen curates garden art, serves on the board of the JC Raulston Arboretum, is past Regional Representative of the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour and opens her garden annually, and is an honorary member of Pi Alpha Xi, the national honor society for floriculture, landscape horticulture and ornamental horticulture. Helen lives in Raleigh, N.C., tending to her half-acre wildlife habitat, her husband, and their three beautiful children. Visit Helen at her popular blog, Gardening With Confidence and at Plants with Benefits. Find Helen on Facebook, too.


One Response to “Gardening Tricks That Work: Grow Lettuce Anytime For Your Buffett”

  1. Annie Driggs-Stueber says:

    I never thought of having a garden party such as this. Wonderful idea and how fun!

    Although I’ve never grown summer lettuces in pots, you clever lady, I have plant lettuces in my garden, shaded by full grown tomato plants and have had great success.

    I’m going out right now and sowing my own pots of lettuces! And green onions, too.

    Thanks Helen! <3

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