Grow Salad at Home and Start Saving Money Now!
It really is not difficult to grow salad at home and you can start at any time of the year. The sooner you start the sooner you will be able to eat those tasty leaves! The trick to growing a succession of salad throughout the year is to concentrate on growing “leaves” rather than “plants”. To grow a complete Lettuce plant can take 80 days…but if you sow the seeds thickly and grow just leaves then they can be ready in just 40 days! Invest in a few packets of seed and they will last you a couple of years…and save you a fortune compared with the limp shop salads….
Start to Grow Salad Now
Choose Salad Seeds
Grow salad from seed at any time of the year. Autumn sowings will overwinter and give you pickings during the winter in milder periods and will then romp away in the spring. Spring sowings will be ready in April and May if you start them in a greenhouse or cold frame.
Good Reference Books
You can grow salad just about anywhere…in a frame, in a greenhouse, in pots and troughs, on a windowsill or on a balcony! It is actually pretty difficult to “go wrong” with salad plants, however these books all give you excellent step by step instructions to help guarantee you the best crop whatever your circumstances.
Why Grow Salad?
Grow salad in a frame or greenhouse and you will be able to eat it most months of the year…and it is always nice to be able to pick some fresh leaves when there is snow outside!
Honestly, growing salad is a great hobby that will save you money and help provide healthy and nutritious food all year round. If you are worried that growing vegetables is complicated then think again….salad plants are mostly tough and tolerate many different kinds of neglect! If you have a greenhouse or cold frame then so much the better as this will help you maximize your crops. If not, then don’t worry, you can also grow salad in pots, troughs or other containers…even on your windowsill!
Here is a link to some detailed instructions for growing lettuce: Growing Lettuce 101
Take a Frugal Tip from the MeanyGoat and buy a few packets of seed today and start to grow salad at home
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