Greens are easy to grow – in containers, indoors and in between your roses. Even in your kitchen.
Greens grow well in cooler temperatures, which means outside in spring and fall in most areas, but even winter in areas where it doesn’t snow. With air conditioning, greens can be grown inside during July.
Container gardens can be planted in any number of creative vessels. Fill a tub with rocks for drainage, and add rich soil. Get a selection of seeds, sow them lightly on top of the soil, cover with a fine layer of dirt and water.
Grow your favorite varieties of course, but here are greens that are easy to grow and make a good combination.
Cover the container with a layer of plastic to increase humidity until the seeds germinate. In two weeks, plant a few more seeds of each variety to have a continual crop of greens maturing at different rates.
How great will it be when your baby plants grow big enough to harvest a leaf or two to add to your lunch or dinner? Don’t worry about the leaves you picked, more will grow in its place.
If you’re container gardening, you can move your growing salad to or from windows to regulate temperatures. Place them outside when the conditions are right.