Growing salad in containers is a relatively new approach that avoids many of the problems associated with open soil cultivation. The “cut and come again” method, which provides a constant supply of leaves (rather than full heads of lettuce) means a couple of box trays can produce an excellent salad mix for several months of the year.
It is also well worth considering mini-vegetables for containers and trays as they make an excellent addition to salad leaves. Varieties that can be eaten when immature include mini carrots (finger or round), baby beet, radishes, spring onions, dwarf kale and mini turnip. There are also mini head broccoli and baby cauliflowers worth considering.