Lettuce is an easy growing leafy vegetable suitable for the newbie gardener. Lettuce is a cool season crop that typically grows well in early spring and fall. It can also be grown indoors in container as a winter crop. This overview gives you a brief idea on how to plant, grow, and harvest lettuce in your garden.
Salad Blend Green Lettuce from my Patio Garden
Seed starting: Start the seed indoors two to three weeks for early crop before the last frost of your region.. Temperatures above 45°F and below 70°F are ideal conditions for lettuce. For continuous harvest sow seeds every two weeks throughout the growing season until hot weather kicks in.
Transplant of Seedlings: Once the danger of frost is over you can transplant the seedlings to outdoor garden or sow the seeds directly on the ground with enough spacing between the seeds.
Care: Soil should be well drained, but maintain adequate moisture around the roots. There was no pest attack except a couple of caterpillars. I hand picked those caterpillars.
Harvest: Lettuce should be harvested just before maturity when they are young and tender. Before maturity, you can harvest leaf lettuce by simply removing outer leaves so that the center leaves can continue to grow. Lettuce grows quickly, so check your garden everyday.
Salad Blend Red Lettuce from my Patio Garden
If you have another pro-tip on how to grow lettuce, let me know in the comments.