The last time I planted lettuce was in 2010 ( Romancing the Romaine!! (gardenstew.com) and the result is not encouraging at all. Recently we are getting locally produced lettuce in the supermarkets and I was wandering weather it would work for me. These lettuce are products of Urban Farming and is basically hydroponics. CityFarm is one of those farm here in this country that practices hydroponics with environmental control. For me I do not have the luxury of controlling the environment so I just have to work with mother nature. I had been doing some research before deciding to give it ago, yes my fingers, toes and eyes are crossed hoping to get a little more success than the last time. Yesterday I started on this new project. These are the hardware I needed for the time being. The net cups are from the lettuce we bought from the supermarket. Stones from my garden, a ice cream box and some tissue paper. I am not going to do transplant so I'll germinate the seeds directly in the net cup on the tissue. The tissue extent out of the bottom of the net cup acting as a wick. The seeds are from local supplier which they claim is suitable for our climate. On the left is romaine and and right is just lettuce. Both the seed supplier claim that maturity is about 60 days. The seeds are sown, 2 seeds in each net cup. The 2 net cups on the left are romaine and the center and right cups are lettuce. About a centimeter of water is added into the container. Finally it is covered to keep the moisture in. I am now looking for suitable containers to be used as growing vessel.