Here are a few top tips for enjoying lots of lovely lettuce from your garden this year!
Are you a lettuce lover? If you’re anything like me, lettuce is a garden favorite – and spring is a great time to plant some! Lettuce comes in so many different beautiful colors and shapes and textures, and it can be amazingly delicious, so my spring and fall gardens are never without it.
Although lettuce is generally very easy to grow – both in the garden and in containers – there are a few tricks to getting the most out of your lettuce harvest.
- Most varieties of lettuce don’t care for hot weather, and will turn bitter and “bolt” (i.e. go to seed) once the weather gets hot, so it works best as a spring or fall crop.
- Look for heat-tolerant or “bolt-resistant” varieties to extend your harvest into the warmer months as much as possible.
- For an ongoing harvest, try succession planting – planting more lettuce every 2 weeks or so throughout the spring and fall seasons.
Watch this quick video for more top tips and step-by-step instructions on growing lots of lovely lettuce in your garden from start to finish!