Project Guide

How to Start a Fall Salad Garden

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1
Loosen the Soil

Remove any existing plant material and loosen the soil with a spading fork.

2
Amend the Soil

Amend the soil with two inches of compost, composted manure or fertilizer as needed.

3
Sow Your Favorite Seeds

Draw a trowel lightly along the prepared soil to create a slight indention. Sow your favorite lettuce seeds and other fast growers such as baby spinach and radishes.

4
Water the Soil

Water thoroughly and keep soil moist, especially as new seeds germinate.

5
Thin out Seedlings

Thin out seedlings when they grow to one inch tall, according to seed packet instructions.

6
Sow a New Row

For a continuous garden, sow a new row of seeds every two weeks.