It’s never too late to sow some veggies! Any kind of salad is fine to be sowed in June or July because it will be ready before the winter months. Beans, peas and root vegetables like carrots and beetroot are good to sow in June too. You can also sow spinach so that you can harvest it and cook some nice dishes in the autumn months!
If you just starting your gardening journey, herbs would be a great options to try growing. They can be put inside and outside as well and don’t need big pots to have fresh seasoning at home!
Here is a step by step guid about how to sow mixed salad in a pot.
What you need
Old paper (to cover the surface you are working on)
1. Place organic soil in a pot. Leave 3-5 centimeters on the top for later to cover the seeds.
This pot is 8 liters big. It depends on the quantity of seeds you sow how big the pot has to be. You could spread the seeds in multiple pots as well.
An inside pot and outside pot that takes care of drainage is handy as well. If there has been too much rain or I have put too much water, the water will drain and the outside pot will catch the leftover water. In this case the roots won’t start rotting because there is too much water in the pot
2. I bought a bag of organic mixed salad seeds from Dille & Kamille, that is the reason the seeds look different. Sprinkle the seeds on the top of the soil.
3. Add 3-5 centimeters of soil on the top of the seeds. Press the soil gently down with your hands and water it. In 3-4 weeks you can see the leaves of the salads growing. (see picture above, after 6 weeks they have grown to 15 – 20 cm)
How much water and sun?
Leave the pot on a sunny spot, vegetables need 6-8 hours of sunlight a day!
Don’t forget to water regularly! Keep the soil moist but don’t over water the plant. If you water too much the roots can start rotting or the seeds might never start growing. Don’t let it too dry either otherwise the seeds won’t start growing.
I couldn’t find soil without plastic in my neighbourhood but I reuse the plastic bag for covering plants to keep them warm in the colder nights.
Good luck and share your experiences, questions or pictures with us!