In this video I show how to start lettuce seeds in the AeroGarden without having to purchase the pre-seeded pods that AeroGrow sells. I reuse the baskets from an old seed pod kit, and add an alternative sponge, which is much cheaper, and works just as well. The lettuces that I start are Red Romaine and Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce. This is the beginning of a two series comparison between this and a (soon to be started) Kratky garden growing the same types of lettuce. I plan to start the Kratky lettuce grow tomorrow, and will publish a video of it soon. I'll post updates between the two grows every week or two.