A Conveyor Belt of Salad

Having nothing to harvest on the allotment last month, I decided to sow salad leaves in six cell packs (or similar containers) every day. I now have a veritable conveyor belt of salad to take home. It’s easy to do and provides a sense of achievement when eating something you have grown yourself. Leave your salad on the table and let your guest cut their own!

To grow your salad, select a good quality compost…

Clover Multi Purpose Compost

Clover Multi Purpose Compost

Add sufficient compost to a six cell plant pack…

Compost in a six cell pack

Compost in a six cell pack

Sprinkle your seed onto the surface of the compost…

Seed sprinkled on to the surface of compost in a six cell pack

Seed sprinkled on to the surface of compost in a six cell pack

Cover the seed lightly with more compost…

Six cell pack filled with compost

Six cell pack filled with compost

Water the six cell pack thoroughly…

Watering a six cell pack

Watering a six cell pack

Label the six cell pack and place on a shelf in the greenhouse to germinate…

Add a label to a six cell pack

Add a label to a six cell pack

Different stages of growth of baby lettuce leaves…

Different stages of growth of baby lettuce leaves

Different stages of growth of baby lettuce leaves

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