Step 1

Make Drills in Soil for Lettuce Seeds

Make Drills in Soil for Lettuce Seeds

©2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Make Drills in Soil for Lettuce Seeds

Long, slim pots or fabric bags fit snugly onto a windowsill and look attractive with woven willow surrounds. Fill them with compost to about ½in (1cm) below the rim and make drills ¼in (½cm) deep and about 2in (5cm) apart.

Step 2

Laying In Lettuce Seeds

Laying In Lettuce Seeds

Photo by: DK - Simple Steps to Success: Fruits and Vegetables in Pots © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Simple Steps to Success: Fruits and Vegetables in Pots , 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Sow Lettuce Seeds Along Prepared Drills

Pour seed into the palm of your hand and sprinkle it into each drill using your thumb and index finger. Cover the seeds lightly with compost and water thoroughly using a can with a fine rose to avoid disturbing the seeds.

Step 3

Windowsill Lettuce Cut and Come Again Crop

Windowsill Lettuce Cut and Come Again Crop

©2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Water and Harvest

Keep the compost moist and when the seedlings are 2–4in (5–10cm) in height, cut them as required, about 1in (2.5cm) above soil level. The plants should then sprout new leaves which can be harvested about two weeks later.