- Find a salad seed mix you like.
- Fill containers with about half and half soil and compost.
- Mist down about 1 inch.
- Make small wholes about 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep every half-inch.
- Place one seed in each hole.
- Gently cover.
- Mist lightly.
Here in the central valley, the lettuces seem to do well any time of the year, except during the heat of summer. When a hard frost is coming you can cover them. Birds love the tender sprouts, so at first I put a chicken wire around the young plants.
Keep evenly misted. Thin and enjoy the very savory young sprouts. When lettuce is 3-5 inches high remove the chicken wire. (Can be used later to drape covers over for frost protection.)
Pick, wash, dry, chill, dress and enjoy!