Start with a few pots filled with quality potting mix. Salad greens need plenty of water, so a potting mix like Yates Professional, with added soil wetters and water-storing crystals, will help keep them hydrated. And Yates Tuscan Edge pots, with a self-watering reservoir in the base, are very forgiving if you occasionally forget to water.
Sprinkle a layer of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix on top of the potting mix to provide the right base to get the seeds going. Then sow seeds according to the instructions on the pack. Don’t bury them too deeply: small seeds are usually sown at, or close to, the surface. Keep the seeds consistently moist while they’re germinating. The easiest way to do this with small seeds like lettuce is to mist spray with a hand atomiser. If you use a hose or watering can, make sure the water flow is gentle - otherwise your seeds will be flooded out of the pot!
For more inspiration on growing your own food in the garden this spring, don’t forget to visit the Yates website and click through to Hamish Dodd’s blog where you can follow Hamish’s gardening activities and compete with him in his tomato growing challenge!