Both planters contain lobellia, lettuce, spinach, and ivy geranium
3 lettuce and 3 spinach plants are in the center
I have a lettuce basket downstairs, but wanted another variety and spinach for salads. These planters are just outside the kitchen. Since I first tried using lettuce in planters, I've found that I like how clean they are versus grown in a regular garden bed. These are also easy to reach.
My assistant, Asha, decided to sunbathe
Here's a view from inside, bright flowers with veggies
I haven't decided yet what I'll replace the lettuce and spinach plants with when it gets warmer. I have seen some pretty impressive petunias and calibrachoas at the nurseries. They would be easy to swap out and would like the sunny location.
I also didn't try the water bottle irrigation system in these planters, as they are made to retain water I can see if I notice an improvement over last year.