Ok, I live in the country and there are a lot of critters that will eat the lettuce if I put it in the garden, this is my first year to try Iceberg lettuce, so I have questions.
1. can I grow it in large window boxes.
I know that it will need full sun, and plenty or water and food, I am ready for that. but to keep the critters away , I thought a few boxes off the ground would work, any suggestions
I have found that you can grow that pretty much anywhere as long as you have good container soil/nutrients/water and sunshine. Go for it, it never hurts to give something a try. Then when you get going come share (pictures) your experiences with us.
This isn't iceberg, but here's a picture of lettuce I am growing in an old metal colander. And that's exactly why I do it, I perch it up high enough to keep it from the bunnies. It's sitting on an inverted plastic pot.
Will try Iceberg lettuce next year, the heat and lack of rain did me in, all of the watering etc, didn't help the poor lettuce. Seems the weather had a great effect on the way the lettuce grew, went to bolt instead of head.