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  • Plastic bucket
  • Drill or a large nail and hammer
  • Bag of garden mix soil
  • Seedling (Spring onions, Radish, Rocket, Lettuce – non-hearting ones are the best)
  • Watering can


  1. Start by turning you bucket upside down and drilling holes in the bottom. 10 – 12 is a good number. If you don’t have a drill, use a hammer and large nail to make the holes. You may need an adult to help you with this if it is a little tricky. (We put holes in the bottom to let the water out, just in case we over water it)
  2. Turn you bucket back the right way up and fill it with the garden mix nearly to the top.
  3. Plant you seedlings into to soil. In a normal sized bucket you can probably fit 2 lettuces, 6 radish, 6 spring onions and a couple of rocket plants. Try to spread them out a bit. Remember the spring onions can be planted around the outside as they don’t take up too much space. The lettuces will take up the most room.
  4. Give your salad bucket a good water and put it somewhere it will get plenty of sun without getting too hot.
  5. Remember to check it daily to see if it needs more water.