The plants are ready to be picked and tossed into the salad bowl, making it the perfect gift.
If the planter doesn't have drainage holes, place 1 1/2 to 2 inches of mini pine-bark chips in bottom; fill with soilless potting mix.
Overplant with seedlings of seasonal crops; this one has kale, spinach, and a mesclun mix, as well as cilantro and chervil, which Martha likes in salads.
It should be kept outdoors in a sunny spot, watered when dry, and fed with plant food according to minimum recommendations on package.
Pick leaves gradually; in four to six weeks, the supply will be depleted, but the planter can be refilled.