It’s the time of year when you might see gaps in your vegetable garden. Maybe a broccoli plant died or the beets have been harvested. Make the most of that space by planting a few salad greens, which are more tolerant of shade from neighboring plants. Here are a few techniques to try:
- Check your local nursery for starter plants and tuck them into gaps.
- Use the unoccupied space as a “nursery” to sow some seeds. If weather conditions are right, you might return a few weeks later to find a dozen or two seedlings ready to be transplanted.
- Sow seeds right in a bed where you want them to grow. If you sow every week or two, you’ll have plenty to eat.
How to Grow Salad Greens All Year: By planting continuously and thinking creatively about how to establish microclimates, it’s surprisingly easy to eat beautiful, delicious, home-grown salads almost every day of the year.
Double Your Harvest with Second Plantings: Learn how “succession planting” makes the most of your growing season.