When Aaron was a little boy, he loved to join me in shopping for our summer annuals and vegetable plants. We would peruse the aisles of the local garden center, looking for unusual plants and interesting planting combinations and techniques.
We discovered that our local nursery started some of their lettuce and leafy vegetables right inside topsoil bags. We couldn’t wait to try this technique ourselves. We tried it and it worked beautifully, producing vibrant plants with minimal care. Best of all, once we harvested the leafy plants, we would reuse the topsoil for our vegetable garden. It seemed like a win-win.
We have been using this technique for spring gardening for the past many years.
bag of top soil, potting soil or mixed soil
a knife or box cutter
Place bag of topsoil in a sunny area. Using the box cutter or knife, cut x’s in 12-15 inch intervals. Pour one or two seeds into each hole created by the x.
Make sure that the soil bag is damp, but not wet. Seeds should sprout within a week or 10 days.