rain gutter garden

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it wasn't more than a few months ago when I stumbled upon a rain gutter lettuce garden. (link to it) A lady from from alaska tried growing lettuce in a rain gutter that she attached to her siding and she was very successful at it. I was completely intrigued and fascinated by the thought. I also had been really wanting to start up gardening so, I did.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased 2 10 ft. pieces of siding from Home Depot. (this definitely is a 2 person job and I should give my husband credit for really taking charge of this). We measured where we were going to put it and then we drilled holes in the bottom of the gutters so that the water would drain out.
We then drilled them into the siding. This took a little bit of effort and patience because we wanted it to be straight and fit right but it wasn't too complicated.

We then planted the lettuce. I was so nervous as I watered my lettuce every day hoping I would have some sprouts and a few days ago, this is what I found! a few sprouts. :) I will keep you posted as they grow.

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