1. Once the danger of frost has passed, start with a well-prepared seedbed area or, if using a container, be sure to fill with good potting soil.
2. Make sure the soil is well-tilled and free from large clumps, stones and debris. 3. Moisten before sowing seeds. 4. Carefully shake the seeds out over the seedbed, trying to avoid crowding. Later, if seedlings appear to be coming up too close together, simply thin them out by removing a few to provide better plant spacing.
5. Carefully cover the seed with a fine soil or potting mix as per instructions on the packet.
6. Gently moisten the newly planted seedbed again to wet it thoroughly.
7. Keep the seedbed or container evenly moist for optimal germination.
Salad greens can grow quite quickly, so it’s a good idea to practise succession planting. This means staggering your sowing by planting a small amount of seeds and then sowing again about 10-14 days later. This will give you a continuous supply of leafy greens over a longer period of time. Succession planting helps to avoid the problem of having too much to harvest at one time and nothing later.
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