Lettuce and Salad Greens Growing Guide

You can grow your own salad fixings. Lettuces and greens tend to be very adaptable to a wide range of growing spaces, and many don’t mind a short life in tight quarters. If a lack of light is your issue, try leaf lettuce varieties that you can harvest small. mâche is a diminutive, tender green that does well in small pots and will grow well into the coldest months of the year. Arugula is a tough green that can survive the hot summer months when everything else has called it quits.

My books You Grow Girl, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces, and Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces all contain instruction on growing lettuce, greens, and salad fixings in small spaces on a tiny budget as well as recipes for making your own homegrown dressings and vinegars.

The following articles on this site will help get you started and maybe even offer up some new ingredients to try that you have never heard of.

You can also try searching key categories and tags such as: greens, lettuce, herbs, edible flowers.

The Basics

Container Growing


Make and Eat