Lettuce is a great crop to grow in the spring and again in the early fall when temperatures are cool. You can get a lot of lettuce from a small package of seeds. It doesn’t take up much room, and it grows quickly.
You don’t even need a specific garden area to plant lettuce. It grows well almost anywhere as long as it gets some sun and doesn’t get too hot. We often plant it in between flowers, but it can also be grown in pots on your patio.
Sow the seeds in the spring when the ground is workable. Plant them about ½ inch deep and cover lightly with soil. Keep the soil moist, but not drenched. Once the plants are up, you can thin them to a distance of 8 or 9 inches.
The best part of planting lettuce is you can grow many varieties that may be difficult to find or expensive in the store, and enjoy colorful and nutritious salads throughout the summer and fall.