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How to Grow Salad Greens in a Container

Make your next leafy dish straight from your home garden with these tips for growing salad greens without having to prepare a bed in your yard.

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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.

Reseed Lettuce as Season ProgressesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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).

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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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