Lettuce is a cool-weather crop that can be grown almost everywhere. It goes well with any meal because it tastes fresh and sometimes peppery.
Lettuce is adaptable, as its deep yet shallow roots mean it may be grown in a cold frame, a garden row, or a trough. That makes growing lettuce possible for everyone, even if they don’t have a garden.
1. How to Grow Lettuce
To begin planting lettuce, select your favorite kind or grow several varieties. Several companies, like Burpee, now offer seed tape to help with the planting process.
To save time and ensure that your future lettuce seedlings have the appropriate amount of space between them, consider investing in some seed tape. Fortunately, DIY seed tape can be made with minimal equipment and for very little money.
The time it takes for lettuce seeds to germinate might range from 2 days to 10 days. If weeds start to grow around your seedlings, pluck them out by hand so they can’t steal water and nutrients from your young plants.
Until two weeks before the first fall frost, you should plant successive rows in the garden.
Plant early-maturing kinds of lettuce in the spring, then move to heat-resistant lettuce in the summer and finally plant cool-season lettuce in the fall.
If it doesn’t rain frequently, you’ll need to water your lettuce frequently.