I love magazines.  I may rarely find time to read a book, but magazines are something I always find time to look through.  I love to sit by the pool {watching the kids} and flick through page after page of all the loveliness in between the covers.  I’m particularly fond of home, decorating, craft, food, parenting and lifestyle magazines. 

So when I was issued a challenge this week to go and pick up a copy of the September issue of Better Homes & Gardens and complete a project out of it.  No problem!  BHG is one of my regular reads.

Better Homes & Gardens

With my Better Homes & Gardens in hand, and my trusty sidekick (Marisol) with me, we decided that we wanted to make a little something for the garden.  As soon as I saw this, I knew that’s what we had to do:

Lettuce pots

It is part of an article titled “Moveable Feast” on page 106.

Now that we are in our new home, I have been wanting to plant fruit, vegetables and herbs.  I have two pots under my kitchen window already that contain mint and cilantro.  I also have a large space around the side of the house that I have my eye on for raised beds next Spring.  In the meantime though, pots it is. 

I found some large, decorative Better Homes & Gardens pots at Walmart that would do the trick, along with some potting soil.  Then I headed to my local Armstrong Garden Center for the plants.  It was suggested to use large transplants for these pots and not use seeds.   I wanted to incorporate some edible flowers too (for my love of fancy salads) but unfortunately couldn’t track any down.  So I ended up with a small variety of lettuce, some chard and silverbeet.


Potting lettuce


Who’s coming over for salad?


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #Cbias

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Courtney Velasquez August 21, 2011 - 7:49 am

I’d love to come over for salad! 😉

Rebecca E. Parsons August 21, 2011 - 2:00 pm

i so love this…yum yum…this is my next project from the Sept. issue of BH&G…there are so many good ones…I could hardly make up my mind which to do first…

Tonya Staab August 22, 2011 - 9:07 am

I know, I can't wait to make up some of those recipes too, they look delicious.


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