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salad bed
« on: January 27, 2012, 17:57 »
hi ya  :) do any of you guys have a salad bed on your plots , ie radish, lettuce, spring onions, beetroot ect all in to gether in short rows, just thinking of a lazy way of growing and picking a few salads in early summer, instead of walking up and down the plot to find what i need :lol:............pete
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Re: salad bed
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 17:59 »
They will all fit together, or around other plants if you have spare space.  I don't grow many salad leaves - too much hassle to make a special trip to the plot for salad.  I grow salad at home instead.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 18:01 »
Beetroot - short rows?  :lol:
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 18:17 »
Not a salad bed as such, but one of our raised beds is set as a square foot garden, and last year had lettuces, radish, early carrots, onions, Sutton beans, parsley, leeks  etc.  That might work for you.  As long as you sort out the eventual height of plants, it works well for us. Haven't decided how it will be planted out this year, but it's surprising just what you can pack in to such a small space  :D. Worth a thought along with other ideas

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 18:25 »
No way. I keep hiding the little and fast salad things amongst big boys wherever there is a little space.
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Re: salad bed
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 18:41 »
Succession growing in troughs works for me: - radish, lettuce pak choi, mixed salad, rocket, spring onions etc. Its a bit early to sow in a frost free greenhouse yet as the daylight hours are still too short. Another month and we will be on the go :)

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 19:28 »
I do this - short rows of the normal salad items - various lettuces, various spring onions and raddishes, beetroot etc. Always think it looks really nice too.

Same as most with salad leaves i grow in pots in the garden - easier to get and find it goes limp very quickly

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 19:40 »
I'm with gobs.

Ideal for that small space when you were a couple of cabbage short of a full row!

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 20:01 »
I usually plant some spinach and wild lettuce greens. The wild greens grow fast and if I don't tend to them and cut them, they grow too big. I think I might plant the wild greens in outdoor planters this year so I can tend to them better. I also have little cherry tomatoes that grown well for a salad. I love cutting fresh greens for a salad.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 15:11 by GingerH »
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Re: salad bed
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 20:53 »
I don't have enough space to justify a salad bed and probably wouldn't have one even if I had an acre. All my salads are grown in containers which means that if I make regular small sowings I have a constant supply throughout the year....including three types of lettuce in the greenhouse at the moment.

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Re: salad bed
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 21:24 »
I'm with gobs.

Ideal for that small space when you were a couple of cabbage short of a full row!

That's me!  A cabbage short of a full row  :D
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Re: salad bed
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 21:24 »
Only the one?  :tongue2:

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 21:38 »
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