Salad in a box!

Credit: Carolyn Herriot

It’s so easy to grow salad greens outside the kitchen door or on a windowsill.

Simply buy or build a planter box and fill it with salad greens of your choice. From my salad box I am harvesting two varieties of kale, three varieties of lettuce, Chinese coriander and chicory greens. TIP: Use recycled wood and build a box for free.

Grow your own customized salad blend by mixing seeds of mustard, endive, lettuce, spinach, coriander, cress, kale or chard. Sprinkle a teaspoonful of this seed mix into a 4-litre bucket of sieved compost, and spread this evenly across the salad box.

Use the ‘cut-and-come again’ method of harvesting tender baby salad greens, using scissors and letting the leaves re-grow.

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