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  • Writer's pictureLynda Bevere


Updated: May 2, 2022

I get it. Starting a vegetable garden can be really intimidating both effort wise and financially. There are picture after picture of large, well-organized and often beautiful vegetable gardens on Pinterest or Instagram. It can be intimidating. Where do you even start? What if you don't have the room?

My suggestion is start small. There is no need to go big and then get overwhelmed and give up on vegetable gardening all together. How about just trying one or two pots of vegetables; perhaps lettuce. If you are like my family, we make a lot of salads and with every salad comes a plastic bag or box. Can you imagine what a difference it would make for the environment if everyone just grew their own lettuce? It would be incredible.

Another bonus - it will save you money. Lettuce seeds are inexpensive and go really far so it will inevitably be a positive for your piggy bank.

So go on now. Grab a pot - any old pot will do. Pick up some lettuce seeds or starter plants and garden soil and give it a try. Put it in the sun, give it some water and time and voila, you will have lettuce from your own backyard all the while doing good for our planet.

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