Grow Your Own - Salad Leaves


Nice and Easy - Salad Leaves


Within 5-8 weeks you could have fresh healthy salad leaves for your sandwiches. There are a fantastic range of flavours available. And it keeps on giving, salad leaves will continue growing throughout the summer, so you can harvest them again and again.


Tip - Children will love growing salad leaves and they may even eat some.


What you will need - Give it a go:


A packet of mixed salad leaves seeds, potting container or growing bag - any container will do with more than 15 cm 6 inches deep and with good drainage holes, a small bag of multi-purpose compost and a fine watering can


Begin Sowing


- Fill your potting containers with compost to within 5 cm or 2 inch from the rim

- Scatter salad seeds thinly (1-2 cm) between seeds, and fill container with compost up to 2 cm 1 inch from the rim.

- Spray the surface with water. (Remember to keep the surface of the container moist.)

- Try adding Mary & June's 'Grow Your Own' plant feed for a bumper crop


Harvest them leaves


Remember to wait until the plant is about 8 cm or 3 inches tall, which should be between 5-8 weeks, cut or pick individual leaves as required, leaving 2-3 cm of the stem for new growth.


Happy Gardening - For bumper crop use Mary & June's Grow Your Own Plant Food