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I don't plant out lettuce and salad leaves untill late spring or early summer.


  • I heartily agree though this year because of a foot injury, I have had a problem planting. For supper last evening I had a fresh baguette of nothing but leaves and (for once) a quite tasty shop bought tomato. Lovely.
  • what a load of rubbish
    atotal waste of time space and money
    what happend to Monty Dons plot
    Why should we pay for large new greenhouse and tons of top soil to convert a rugby pitch plus anew shed
    what happend to the credit crunch
    Reuse some of the old gardens already paid fof
  • I love growing these baby leaves they are so easy and the fact that you pick them fresh every time means that there's no soggy leaves turfed out of the fridge, and you have a continuous supply for as long as you want.
  • I'm taking on a project to grow my own rocket salad leaves (amongst other vegetables) on an urban city balcony in London - please, please, please follow my progress by viewing / following:
  • I grew some mixed lettuce last autumn in my veg plot and it is still doing well. whenever i need some lettuce i just pick what i need. It is fresh and it tastes lovely.
  • I'm just getting started with growing fruit and veg for the first time, are there any i can plant now that are easy to grow and keep under control?
  • i have germinated some alpine srtawberries which seem to whant to remain small with just 3or4 small leaves growth seems very slow do they need alot of heat they are in my small greenhouse which gets alot of the sunhavent grown srawberries before any one give advise thanks
  • I've been eating fresh cos lettuce, mixed salad leaves, rocket and spinach for the past two months in my B&Q plastic four shelf greenhouse on my roof terrace. I regurly pick at it all to ensure fresh growth and pitch out flowering to stop them seeding. I water them near daily, especially when there has been good weather and when ever i'm home and it's raining i put them out on the terrace to get rain water for them. I can't remember the last time I bought lettuce. I just sown some more as our desire for fresh salad with our meals is for ever growing. It's Cheap, very tasty and a great cut and come again option.
  • I've started growing some rocket in the last few weeks on London's most ambitious balcony garden (

    Am I better off growing these inside the windowsill in the absence of a greenhouse or is outside OK?
  • Funny I some alpine strawberries I was given about 4 years ago growing in a shallow pot and they keep on growing ,I was tempted to put them in the growned but they do tend to take over. I also have a green house the I purchased in 1975 when I moved to this house and it is still going strong, only have to replace the glass here and there, one of the best buys in the garden.
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