Living in an apartment doesn’t necessarily prevent you from dabbling in gardening. At least this year, I am going to try some dabbling! I found these lettuce plants at the West Ames HyVee, got them tucked nicely into a window box and set them out on the balcony. “I’m a smart horticulturist, I know how to water plants….I don’t need to punch out the drainage holes in my window box…don’t want to have soil leakages, etc” I thought smugly to myself. Well…..one day later….April rains proved me wrong. Did I forget that balconies get rained on? Duh…Gotta rescue my poor babies from drowning. I’ll let you know if they survive and make it into salad and sandwiches!