We sowed them about 3 weeks ago and they came up really fast. They'll stay in the greenhouse until they are eaten! The next batch of seedlings that we plant can probably be planted outside as it will be warm enough for them to grow with out the added heat of the greenhouse.
SOME TIPS ON SOWING SALADS...
- Sow now if you have a cold frame or greenhouse that can keep them warm once they come up. Or sow in April if you want to plant them outside.
- Sow the seeds in modules. These are trays which are divided up into small sections.
- Sow one seed per module. The number of seeds that are planted in one module varies according to the seed you are planting. Some seeds prefer to be planted with 7 or 8 friends. Choosing the right number makes the plant stronger in the long run.
These tips are courtesy of Chris who volunteers on a nearby organic farm. Chris is the garden expert here now : )