Guide to growing salad vegetables at home

Lettuce is a herbaceous plant and is a common name for a raw vegetable. Lettuce has many kinds such as: fatty lettuce, fried lettuce is large, green lotus lettuce, purple lotus lettuce. With the advantage of simple tree planting without much care cost and high yield.

Trees are adaptable to all conditions of the area of ​​land, so people can grow them in foam boxes, placed on the balcony or balcony can be. Each box of vegetables not only bring people the convenience, beautiful beauty, but also provide sources of vegetables, safe, ensure the health of users.

Preparation of materials

Tray planted

Can use the household items, or equipped with plastic tray system, box size 40 x 60 x 15 cm for planting (note: soil layer when grown in the tray should have a thickness of> = 10 cm ).


Buy pre-packaged beverages prepared by professional suppliers. When used if left over, seal the mouth of the package and store it in the cooler or in the refrigerator compartment of the refrigerator.


Should choose open air, direct light to grow leaf vegetables. Can be placed on the balcony floor, or use the truss system. The trusses are separated by a minimum distance of 40 cm.


It is recommended to use composted organic compost. It is possible to use inorganic fertilizers but should isolate 15-20 days after the new fertilizer application to reduce the nitrate in vegetables.

Prepare the land

It is possible to use commercially available clean land, or mixed with coconuts – organic fertilizer (compost) – microorganisms (mixed soil) and then put into the sponge tray, Wet mixed soil mixed then sowing.


Lettuce is very small, has a thin shell so no need to immerse as other seeds that can be sprayed directly on the surface of the tray then sprinkle humidifying seed germination (1gram / tray) .

After sowing seeds, place the tray in the dark or use a dark cover for the tray, allowing seeds to germinate (this may take 1-2 days depending on weather conditions and grain quality). It is possible to use a mixture of soil to cover the seeds after sowing (coating thickness ≤ 2 cm).

Sow seeds in rows, about 0.3 cm to 0.6 cm deep. Then, fill up the soil and water. Specifically, for the leaf lettuce, the spacing of seedlings is 8 cm to 20 cm, the spacing for growing lettuce and Romaine lettuce is 15 cm to 20 cm, and the spacing of lettuce is the furthest distance. , about 30 cm.

How to care for plants after sowing


In the morning sunlight is irrigated twice a day in the early morning and late afternoon. Rainy season depends on the weather that irrigate water to make many stunted trees do not grow. For young vegetables when it is raining to prevent waterlogging.

Tile and to the tray

This is a step to create space, provide nutrients to help vegetables grow faster and shorten the harvest time. When the lettuce leaves have two pairs of leaves, they can be eaten (or eaten) or plucked from another vegetable or tray so that the plants can grow faster. Set the tray, thinning by the distance of the tree is 10 cm in rows of 15 cm.