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How to Grow Salad Bowl Lettuce

A step by step guide to growing cut and come again salad bowl lettuce in your garden or in a container.
Keyword easy, grow, guide, lettuce, step-by-step
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Janice Pattie
Cost £1.99


  • Trowel
  • cane or long stick
  • Watering can


  • 10 litres multipurpose compost If growing in a container
  • 1 packet Salad Bowl (cut & come again) Lettuce seeds


  • Plant the seeds in a place that gets sun most of the day. Lettuce will grow in most types of soil but it will grow better if you can dig in a little garden compost or manure to the seedbed.
  • Lay a cane or a long stick to mark a straight line for sowing the seeds. Use a trowel, an old spoon or your fingers to create a groove that is 1 cm deep.
  • Use a watering can to soak the row where you plan to sow the seeds.
  • Shake a few seeds from the packet onto the palm of your hand, then sow them thinly along the length of the row.
  • Cover the lettuce seeds with soil with your trowel and mark the end of the row with a marker to show what you have planted in that row.
  • The salad leaves should start to grow fairly quickly and after one month will be large enough for you to pick a few leaves. If the seeds have been sown too thickly, you can pull out some of the plants to make more room for the others.
  • Water frequently especially if there has been no rain..


To grow in a container, fill the container with multipurpose compost, water well, scatter over the seeds and then cover with a thin layer of compost.