How to Grow Great Lettuce


By Dr. Mercola If you’re growing your own vegetables, now is the right time to start your lettuce. Lettuce of all kinds thrives in cool temperatures and consistently moist soil, so spring and fall, when temperatures are between 45 and 75 F, are the best times to grow them. Popular lettuce types include: Loose-leaf varieties — Fast-growing delicate leaves that grow from a central stalk; cutting the outer leaves rather than pulling the whole head will allow the plant to keep growing new leaves to replace what you harvested Butterhead (Boston) — Soft, tender leaves with white heart; requires cool weather and optimal soil quality to thrive Mesclun blends — Spicier greens such as radicchio and mustard add flavor and color to your salads Romaine — Heat-tolerant with crunchy long leaves. Use red or red-speckled varieties to add color to your meal Crisphead (iceberg) — Heat-hardy with thick, crunchy leaves, high in fiber but low in overall nutrition When and What to Plant for Spring
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/14/growing-lettuce.aspx

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