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How to Grow Mesclun Salad in a Container

Salad greens grow great in containers. For a nice variety of lettuces, plant a mesclun mix, which contains a blend of seeds.

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Top 22 Leafy Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. Cut-and-Come-Again Window Box

    Cut-and-come-again salads are one of the quickest and easiest crops to grow from seed and, when grown in a window box, could not be mor...

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  2. 2. How to Grow Broccoli

    Broccoli is a slow-growing cool-season crop that yields delicious edible flower buds.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Grow Swiss Chard

    Swiss chard is a cool-weather vegetable grown for its tasty leaves. The DIY Network garden experts show how to grow this tasty crop.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

    Properly cultivated and cooked, Brussels sprouts are an autumn treat. These tiny cabbages grow on a stalk and mature in late fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Grow Arugula

    Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that is prized for its strong, peppery flavor. Like most lettuces, it is very easy to grow.

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Grow Greens

    Collard, mustard and turnip greens are all in the same family, but each has its own unique flavor. Grow them all to compare for yoursel...

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Grow Cauliflower

    Cauliflower is a finicky cool-season vegetable. But with a little guidance, almost any backyard gardener can cultivate a bumper crop.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. Leafy Vegetables: Arugula, Chicory and Swiss Chard

    With dozens of leafy vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment...

  9. 9. How to Grow Malabar Spinach

    Malabar spinach is a vining tropical plant that is grown for its edible stems and leaves. It is a great substitute for spinach when the...

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    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Grow Curly Endive

    Curly endive is a gourmet salad green with a distinctive texture and sharp taste. Start seeds indoors for a late-spring harvest.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. How to Grow Bok Choi

    Bok choi is an Asian green prized for its tender leaves and crunchy stalks. It is easily grown from seed in spring or fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Grow Cabbage

    Cabbage is a delightfully crunchy vegetable that is easily grown in spring and fall.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Grow Kale

    Kale is one of the hardiest plants around, making it a snap to grow in nearly every backyard garden.

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    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Planning Your Crops

    When faced with a vast choice of vegetables and only a small garden to plant them in, it is difficult to decide what to grow. Plan how ...

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  15. 15. How to Grow Radicchio

    Radicchio is a gourmet green prized for its peppery bite. Plant a crop in early spring for an early summer treat.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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