I Shall Have Lettuce

I had to give up my vegetable garden years ago, as the only ones enjoying it were the animals that came into the yard day and night.

I miss fresh lettuce and I’m determined to grow some.


The first step was to elevate the lettuce to keep the rabbits out.  A tall planter was purchased.


Next, squirrels had to be thwarted from digging by covering the plants with picnic tents.


The tents keep lizards out too.


Finally, the tents had to be tied down so they wouldn’t blow off.

Yes, I shall have lettuce!


19 Comments on “I Shall Have Lettuce”

  1. shoreacres says:

    Now, that’s a lot of creativity and persistence. Good for you. All you need now is a little sign to hang from the planter that says, “Let Us Have Lettuce”.

  2. carolee says:

    Good for you! Love your problem solving skills! I wouldn’t have thought of the picnic tents, but that’s a great solution…protection but still ventilation, moisture, & sunlight! Looks like lots of great salads in your future. 🙂

  3. FlowerAlley says:

    Great idea.Thank you. I grow greens.

  4. Good stuff! enjoy your lettuce.

  5. Ann Coleman says:

    That looks like a very clever solution!

  6. A gardener’s gotta do what a gardener’s gotta do!!! 🙂

  7. Chloris says:

    Well you certainly deserve it with all that effort.

  8. Deb says:

    Yea!! I know that lettuce is going to taste good.😊

  9. Christina says:

    Well done, I think salad leaves are one of the most rewarding crops. Enjoy!

  10. That’s awesome! I had to build a fortress around my garden to grow anything and the pocket gophers still found a way under my 2 foot deep fence!

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