Growing Lettuce In A Colander (Or How To Grow And Wash Your Veggies All In The Same Container)

When I first thought of planting my lettuce in a colander a few years ago, I thought I was being all creative and funky. A perfect mix of my love for thrift store finds with my love for gardening. It ends up that it's been done before. A lot. But even if everyone is doing it nowadays, it's still a cute way to grow a small amount of lettuce or herbs.
Lettuce bowl out of old colander.
The colander was found at a thrift store for less than a dollar.
I put coffee filters in the bottom to keep the dirt from running out every time it was watered.
Then I just added dirt and the lettuces (I bought small lettuce plants, but you could grow from seed).
And this was all made for Ben The Guinea Pig. You could use it for people lettuce, but it turned out to be just the right height for Ben to snack on. Sadly, Ben died a few months after this photo was taken. RIP, Ben.

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