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Pete’s Grow Your Own Herbivore Salad Mix Instructions

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Pete’s Grow Your Own Herbivore Salad Mix

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What’s included in the pack

  • Organic compost
  • Pack of mixed seeds
  • Planting tray with drainage holes

What species of seeds are included?

In the pack there is a mix of these seeds below.

  • Dandelion
  • Plantain
  • White clover
  • Crimson Clover
  • Red Clover
  • Chicory
  • Milk thistle
  • Sainfoin
  • Tufted Vetch
  • Timothy Grass

Growing a salad mix in a tray with organic compost is a great way to grow fresh food for your pet. Here are some steps to get you started:


Fill the tray

Fill the tray with approximately half of the organic compost and level it out.

Sow the Seeds

  • Sprinkle the salad seeds evenly on top of the soil mix. Cover the seeds with the remaining compost and press down firmly. As the tray has drainage holes, place this on another tray (without drainage holes)


  • Water the seeds well after sowing. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • A spray bottle can help prevent disturbing the seeds during watering.

Light and Location:

  • Place the tray in a sunny spot. Salad greens thrive in bright light.
  • If you’re growing indoors, a sunny windowsill or conservatory works well.


  • Salad leaves are ready for harvest when they reach a suitable size (usually within a few weeks).
  • Harvest in the morning when the leaves are freshest.
  • Use a pair of scissors to cut the leaves just above the soil level.
  • Harvest only what you need for the day to keep the rest fresh.

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