Container gardens to supply your salads

 Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

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“It’s easy to grow lettuce in container gardens,” says Kim Martin, manager of Tiger Garden, the student-run floral shop on the University of Missouri campus.

Martin said four lettuce or spinach plants in a 10-inch container provide enough greens for two people to have a large salad weekly.

“Choose a pot with good drainage,” said Martin. “Do not put rocks in the bottom of the pot, as this may cause water to pool above the rocks and cause root damage. A plant sitting in water is one of the fastest ways to kill a plant. You want your water to be able to escape and flow free.”
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