1. Begin with a container.
Salad greens have tender root systems and will flourish in a raised container. Use a container made of natural materials such as untreated wood, steel, or clay. Be sure there is a drainage hole and that the container is at least 6 inches in height.
2. Fill with great soil.
Be sure to fill your container with organic soil and compost. Salad plants love a sandy loam soil mixture. If you’re going to save money on any part of this endeavor, don’t do it at this step! Buy organic and if possible, locally sourced soil to fill your container that has a good mix of silt, sand, soil and compost.
3. Use the best seeds.
Don’t just grab some salad seeds from the kiosk at the hardware store. Purchase organic, non-GMO, and heirloom, if possible, seeds. Some of my favorite sources are Baker Creek and Southern Exposure.
Did you know that lettuce plants are about 80% water? It’s critical to be certain these little plants get their fill. Be sure not to let your lettuce garden dry out. Lettuce seeds can only germinate if they remain moist. Watering a little everyday, giving the container time to drain, is ideal
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