Project Guide

How to Start a Fall Salad Garden

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Loosen the Soil

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

Amend the Soil

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

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.

Water the Soil

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

Thin out Seedlings

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

Sow a New Row

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