Keep leafy lettuce close at hand by growing your own in a planter. Don’t you just hate it when you go to make a salad, only to realise there’s nothing but a couple of limp leaves in the fridge? Well, you can have a constant supply at your fingertips by setting up a lettuce patch in a hanging basket. Most of the fancy varieties will grow through the cooler months. Plus, the basket doubles as a self-serve centrepiece on an outdoor table, so the family will have fun picking their own fresh leaves for dinner!