Salad crops do not like summer heat. Trying to start salad in the summer is difficult. Fortunately, with poor weather summers, with weeks of rain and overcast skies, the gardener can use the grey days and the shaded spots of the city garden to start salad most the year. Experimenting is everything. It is worth …Read More about Salad in boxes
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In general, salad crops do not benefit from direct sunlight. This makes them ideal for shaded city gardens. They are off-season crops, usually best either side of a super warm summer. Using containers and trays off the ground is preferred as slugs and snails make it almost impossible to grow salad crops on the ground. …Read More about Salad in containers progress
Beans Peppers Salad
Growing salad in containers is a form of gardening most people can use in the city. The “cut and come again” system of growing a mix of salad leaves and picking the leaves while immature works indoors and outside. Growing in containers also protects the crop from slugs and snails and allows for moving crops …Read More about Starting salad in containers
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Balcony rails are useful for hanging trays close to the house. These are ideal for salads and picking crops used regularly. Trays must be well secured and watched for drying out. They do sit nicely out of the way of slugs and snails. Radish are a simple crop to start with.