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By Bryony

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Any suggestions for containers for lettuce?

I thought I might try some salad leaves but as I have no room for them they would have to be in a container. I can't think of anything suitable, it seems like pots have a low surface area and so the yield would be low. Does anyone have any ideas please?



For microgreens and young mezclun, Bryony, you could get 15 cm wide and deep "window boxes" and line a couple of walks with them. For more mature greens, you'll need troughs 25 cm wide and deep, which might take up a little too much of the walkway.

23 Jun, 2010


We have a couple of plastic planters, 3ft long by 8inches wide and I have just planted 15 salad leaf lettuce into one of these. If the planting proves to be too dense then we will have to pull a few out and eat them :-)

23 Jun, 2010


Thanks for the suggestions, it gives me an idea of something to look for.

23 Jun, 2010


I have 4 varieties in the 3ft x 8" troughs. we cut them as and when we want them.

23 Jun, 2010

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