This is a chives and mesclun mix that I made last spring. Lettuce is always a great choice when planting with kids because it comes up so quickly and doesn’t require spacing or exact amounts of watering. It just requires cool days and a lust for lettuce.
First, make holes on the bottom of the container, add rocks, and then fill with potting soil.
Plant the chives plant in the middle of the container. It doesn’t work from seeds because the chives seeds will mix with the lettuce when you water and you won’t get that visually cascading effect.
Plant the lettuce seeds around the chives plant. I let Sean plant half then I sprinkled my half on top and put a little layer of soil on top. Sean likes to make really deep holes so not all his seeds see the light of day. Then water for a couple of weeks.
We planted in April and I was able to pick and eat a salad a day for a couple of weeks, then we had a really warm weekend and it started wilting and flowering. This year, I hope to plant much earlier and maybe again at the beginning of fall.