How to Grow a Salad Container Garden

Mix lettuces that look lovely together in a simple container, and you'll have the means to serve gourmet salads.

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Have an abundance of lettuce available right outside your kitchen door. Salad greens are easy to grow and come in a wide range of colors and textures. Combine a few in your favorite container for an impressive edible display.

Our salad planter has the following greens:

  • Curly leaf kale
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Arugula

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When to Plant

For the best results, plant your salad container garden in spring or fall. When building your container garden, make sure that the pot you're using has drainage holes. Also, use an organic potting soil when planting any sort of edible plant.

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Harvesting Your Greens

Harvest time depends on what greens you're growing, but most grown from seed will be ready to harvest 2 to 3 months from planting time. When harvesting, cut about an inch from base of stem. Store your lettuce dry in plastic bags in the coldest place in your refrigerator.

See our step-by-step guide to growing lettuce.

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