How to grow Lettuce in pots


How to grow Lettuce in Pots

Choose a large pot which has a tray underneath to hold the water and fill it up with compost (Shop bought compost is fine if you don’t have your own)

How to grow Lettuce in Pots

Select your favourite seeds of Lettuce. I have chosen Green Mignonette Lettuce by D.T. Brown, which grows all throughout the year, in Australia.

Lettuce seeds - How to grow Lettuce in Pots

This is what the seeds look like.

How to grow Lettuce in Pots with seeds

Scatter the seeds thinly

How to grow Lettuce in Pots

Fill a small pot with potting mix and shake it to scatter a thin layer on top of the scattered seeds.

How to grow Lettuce in Pots

Water it every evening with a watering can that has fine holes.

Place the pot in a warm but sheltered position.

Seedlings will emerge in about a week.How to grow Lettuce in Pots - for small spaces

When the seedlings are about two inches tall, carefully thin out the extra seedlings that are too close to each other.  Hold the plant by the top part/ the leaves (not by the stem) while you pull it out, as the stem is very tender. I use a pencil to dig them out.

How to grow Lettuce in Pots - for small spacesHow to grow Lettuce in Pots - for small spaces

 

Plant the extra seedlings in a second pot. That way you have two batches.

Keep watering the pot and watch it grow. You will have plenty of salads to harvest in about 6 to 8 weeks.

When you do harvest them, cut the salad leaves instead of pulling them out of the root. This way, they will grow back and you can keep picking them as you need them.

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