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Pure. Simple. Soap.
Just a warning. This post will read like most discussions people have with me...it makes more sense in my head than it does when I attempt to speak it.

After I posted a picture of my lettuce patch yesterday, I felt a little guilty. See, there's nothing that bothers me more than when someone posts "look how cool I am" pics and I felt that my picture yesterday was just that...it had a hint of, "check out my awesome lettuce and how lucky I am to walk into the yard and grab handfuls of the stuff but only I can do it because lettuce is so hard to grow and I have perfected my soil composition to such an elite status that the lettuce seeds spring forth upon contacting the dirt."
That may have been a run on sentence, but most of my thoughts are.
Anyway.
The problem there is, that's bull poopie.
So here's my uber-secret method of growing a salad buffet in your backyard.

1. I saw a patch of earth that had grass happily growing on it.
2. I turned said patch of earth with a shovel. As in, I stuck a shovel into the dirt and flipped the shoveled portion over.
3. I took a pack of seeds (more of that later) and scattered them on the freshly exposed dirt.
4. Put some water on it.

That's about it. Translated onto a smaller scale, you can take a small bucket of dirt and do the same thing.

There's no reason for me to get into all the techniques of gardening and such, because I rarely use any, and that's what Google is for.
Regardless, I used to plan/plot/label/organize stuff and it got to be more annoying than anything, so now I just plant things in random places and see what happens; like lettuce.

I purchase all of my seeds from www.rareseeds.com because I'm a huge fan of heirloom/organic seeds and have never had a problem with them.

Their lettuces can be found here: http://www.rareseeds.com/store/vegetables/lettuce/ and as you can see, lettuce seeds can be purchased for less than a penny a seed.

So, now that that's off my chest, time to go collect dinner.

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