Enjoy delicious, nutritious greens as close as your back door or patio table!
Lettuce thrives in full sun in spring and part shade in the heat of summer. Water your lettuce every day and more often in hot and dry conditions. Harvest leaf lettuce as soon as it begins producing leaves longer than 5 to 6 inches. Cut the leaves from the outside of the plant so the main part f the lettuce continues to produce new foiliage.
This will provide a ‘Cut and Come Again’ harvest. I recommend harvesting your lettuce in the morning after the plants have had all night to become plump with water. Before using, rinse lettuce thoroughly with cool water, shake or pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture and store in plastic bags in the refrigerator. Use fresh in salads and on sandwiches or burgers.
Full Sun to Part Shade