Lettuce is one of the easiest things to grow yourself. You don't needs a lot of space or any specialist equipment, all you need is a packet of seeds, some compost and a container and you are ready to go! If watered regularly your container of salad leaves will grow nicely on a sunny windowsill. You will be able to cut and come again. If you keep sowing little and often you can enjoy a steady supply of tasty salad leaves for your dinner, sandwiches and snacks!
Container (this could be anything that will contain the compost... an old ice cream tub, an old flower pot, a mug)
A few handfuls of multipurpose compost
A packet of salad seeds
You need to wait approximately 2 - 3 weeks from sowing to cropping.
Because sowing and growing the seeds is so simple, you can get a little creative.
Try sowing the seeds in a pattern... or try writing your name. Then hide them with the compost and wait for your design to sprout through!