How to Grow Salad Greens
Make your next leafy dish straight from your home garden with these tips on how to grow salad greens.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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7. Sow more seeds.
After a further week, make another trench along the front of the planter and sow a third row. Thin the seedlings of the second row and continue to cut the leaves from the first row of plants. Keep the relay going, cutting small leaves when they're three or four weeks old, or, if you want larger leaves, cutting from four weeks onward.
8. Harvest lettuce all year round.
For a continuous supply through the summer, start a second planter. After a few croppings, replace the soil from the first planter so the relay can continue. It is important to keep your crops well watered, especially when the weather is dry, to prevent the plants from bolting (flowering and producing seeds).
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
Growing a successful crop of leafy greens in your garden will give you weeks of harvest.