Salad Garden in Old Wheelbarrow

Lisa Kaplan Gordon
by Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Salad greens are the easiest veggies to grow. I use old wheelbarrows, which I've always got lying around without wheels or with holes in the bottom. Just fill with soil, sprinkle seeds on top, press seeds into soil and water.
Here's a closeup of mesculin I planted.
Here's what it looked like in my garden. Don't they look yummy?
You can cut the tops each night for dinner. Or replant the seedling and watch them go bigger. Here's a great story I found on HouseLogic other ways to save space and money in the garden.
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  • Shirley Midgett Shirley Midgett on Mar 13, 2015
    Wonderful idea! Years ago I painted my old wheelbarrow in a "rust" redwood color and loaded it up with marigolds, red coleus and such so that when fall came I could add a pumpkin and wheel it around to the front of the house for an "instant" decoration.

  • Libby Walker Libby Walker on Mar 13, 2015
    So cool! How long does it take for the seeds to grow into edible greens?

    • Lisa Kaplan Gordon Lisa Kaplan Gordon on Mar 21, 2015
      @Libby Walker They start sprouting in about 10 days, and it takes about a month or so to get edible greens.