Salad ingredients like leafy lettuce, baby leaf spinach, spring onions and Asian greens are not only super healthy, they’re compact plants that are easy for kids to grow at home. And when kids are involved in the growing and picking of salad greens, they’re more likely to eat them!
You can grow salad greens in pots or troughs on a sunny balcony, veranda or patio. It’s fun for kids to get their hands dirty and help sow vegie seeds, and exciting for them to watch the first seedlings emerge and the plants grow. Some leafy greens will be ready just 6 weeks after sowing seed and leaves can be picked over many weeks.
Encourage kids to eat their greens by helping them grow their very own salad using this easy step by step guide:
Enjoy your very own home grown ‘Salad bowl’!