Yay! Isn’t my lettuce too cute for words? Winter isn’t exactly my favorite season. Between the cold , the snow and ice…yeah, I’m so over that. So somewhere along the way I decided I needed to get to see something GREEN and GROWING for a change to make life more wonderful, and so I got an Aerogarden for the holidays .
It’s been fun. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect–it seemed like people use the gardens for herbs, but I already have herbs outside. This year herbs are currently surrounded by a snow moat, so perhaps they would have come in handy, too. Ah well. So for my first go, I opted for lettuce.
Above right, we are at 2 weeks of lettuce growth. Below is the “harvest” at 4 weeks.
It’s been kinda exciting to watch it grow. I was away for a week, and as you can see, I got quite a nice treat when I came back–enough for a decent sized salad! And the neat part is that I love lettuce, and I forgot that. I always eat baby greens and mix it with other stuff, and I forgot that I actually enjoy the taste of lettuce, on its own. So it’s been fun to have lettuce “sna cks” along the day.
The aerogrow lives at my Fairfax office because the felis destructus brigade has a long and illustrious history of plant genocide.
I am tempted to buy one of the bigger gardens for my other office to try for kale…we shall see. They do have kits to MYO mix , and that’s what I’m going to try next, and I’ll see how that goes!
So having something grow has brightened my days and expanded my lunch horizons. Especially since the groundhog cleared me out of veggies last summer, I think my new toy and I are going to be very good friends.
How do you keep life bright through the wintertime? And what are you thankful for this Thursday?