High Density Raised Bed Salad Garden Method

High Intensity Approach in Home Gardening Movement

Harvesting for Lettuce Leaves, Not Entire Lettuce Head

First Harvest in Approx 2 Weeks

Cut & Come Again

Always Start Leaf Harvesting from Seeds, not Transplants

Fresh and Early 4 x 4 foot Salad Garden

One Harvest of Entire Lettuce Head

Start from Seeds or Transplants

Area 1 – Lettuce and Greens

Plant three rows, one each of leaf lettuce, arugula, and spinach or mix it up according to your preferences or availability.

  • 6 leaf lettuce (choose Buttercrunch, Romaine, or Red Sails)
  • 4 arugula
  • 6 spinach

Area 2 – Herbs and Tall Greens

  • 2 kale or Swiss chard
  • 2 parsley (choose Italian or Curled)
  • 3 chives



Jump to the following parts of this episode:

00:15 Episode Starts

01:18 Increase Your Leafy Green Consumption

01:46 How many leafy greens do I eat in a day

04:45 Arugula

05:52 Watercress

06:44 Lettuce

07:44 Corvair Spinach

09:06 Cilantro

10:45 Tat Soi

12:17 Cruciferous Leafy Greens – Kale, Collards, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts

13:40 Ornamental Kale and Cabbage

15:25 Curley Parsley

16:30 Napa Cabbage

18:19 Sugar Magnolia Snap Pea Tendrils

19:30 Beet Greens

20:59 Swiss Chard

21:35 Tree Collards

22:10 Why You Should Eat the Stems of your Leafy greens

24:24 Cretan Rock Lettuce

26:20 How to Grow Leafy Greens if Your Not in Zone 9

29:15 Sorrel – Red Veined and French

30:26 Edible Viola Flower Petals