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How to grow salad leaves from seed


Salad leaves can be grown on a cut-and-come-again basis; harvesting the larger leaves by cutting them, allowing the smaller leaves to grow for a second crop. If you make successional sowings of seeds every three weeks, you will have a constant supply of salad throughout the year. You can sow seeds indoors from March, but from late-May you should be able to sow seeds directly into pots outside.

Do it: March - September
At its best: March - September

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kaycurtis 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I grew the salad leaves last year and had a supply all through the summer, one of the nicest ways to get one over on the super markets, saved a little fortune over the summer, and always fresh.

valerie1 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I have looked at the guides on greenhouse tomatoes and they are very useful. I have grown three sorts of tomatoes Moneymaker (normal size), Legend (beefsteak) and cherry tomato too. Are they all treated the same in the greenhouse re removal of axilliary shoots, number of trusses and so on? Does one size fit all?

cheryldavies 24/11/2011 at 15:27

i just started to sow my seeds i let u know my comments when they grow i hope its nice to have this site for help with learning how to grow veg and care for them

bridgetdudley 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Very useful, I havent got a garden, just a concrete yard and no experience of growing vegetables. This seems a nice easy way to start and they can be grown in a pot. Thanks Bridget

littlehelen 24/11/2011 at 15:28

very good thank you, is there any kind of POT that you should NOT use to grow herbs and veg in ?
Thanks Helen

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