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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. 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...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. 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.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How To Plant Vegetables for Sun

    These expert tips can help make container gardening easy and provide some eye-catching vegetables in your landscape.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. 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.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. 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...

  6. 6. Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi and Asian Greens

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

  7. 7. 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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  8. 8. 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...

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

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

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Growing Brassicas

    Brassicas are one of the hardiest winter crops, but also includes many summer favorites and Asian greens.

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  11. 11. How to Grow Broccoli

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

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. 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.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Grow Watercress

    As the name suggests, watercress is a water-loving plant. Give it the proper site and you’ll enjoy this peppery perennial green f...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Salad and Leafy Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula

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

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