Whether the weather is warm or cool outside, we could all probably use more veggies in our diet. One of the best ways to go about it is to add some leafy greens. Before you head to the shops to pick up a couple of pricey bags of salad, why not grow your own with a space-saving simple container garden and a salad in a box?
The beauty of this trick is that the tiny container gardens can fit just about anywhere, whether it’s a huge backyard garden, an indoor shelf next to the window, or a tiny apartment patio or window ledge. You’ll want to make sure your salad box gets some light though; most of these lettuce varieties love light. CHOW’s Maria Finn explains that there are even different greens that do well in warmer versus cooler weather, so just because the temperature drops that doesn’t mean you can’t get a tasty salad into your meal. Best of all, all of these greens grow back quickly, so you give yourself the gift that keeps on giving — and it saves you from having to spend money at the supermarket.
Do you grow your own leafy greens? What do you prefer? Tried the salad in a box method? Share your thoughts and gardening tips in the comments.