If a lettuce plant flowers, this means its life is almost over. It’s setting seed and getting ready to die. Also known as bolting, there are things that you can do to avoid premature flowering. Learn what causes it, and what to do if bolting happens in your lettuce patch. Read more now in our guide to bolting lettuce.
Lettuce is easy to grow in the vegetable garden, but unfortunately it can fall victim to many common issues. Companion planting is a way to maximize usable growing space and help to alleviate some pest problems. Learn which crops make the best companions for lettuce to ensure a healthier harvest in this guide. Read more.
Lettuce is a delicate crop that can fall victim to a number of maladies. Just after sprouting, damping off can quickly level an entire flat of seedlings with little warning and few visible symptoms. Learn what to watch out for and how to plan ahead to avoid this common disease with our expert tips. Read more now.
Batavian lettuce, aka summer crisp, is heat and frost tolerant, disease resistant, and downright delicious with sweet, crisp leaves. It’s a semi-heading type, so you get the best of both heading and loose-leaf varieties. Learn more about planting and growing these versatile lettuces in this comprehensive guide.
Learn about the top nine containers that make the cut for growing lettuce, whether your goal is to produce a bumper crop or just enough for a few fresh salads. This is one veggie that can easily thrive when grown in a container, but choosing the right type is an important part of producing healthy leaves and heads.
Looking for a crisp, flavorful iceberg lettuce? All hail the queen! ‘Reine des Glaces,’ also called ‘Ice Queen,’ is sweet and juicy and grows in a compact shape that does well indoors or out. Disease resistant, it’s also an heirloom type, which means you can harvest the seeds and plant it again next year.
Fresh, healthy salads and leafy wraps taste better when they’re made with homegrown produce. Growing a small crop of lettuce is easy to do with the help of containers. You might even be able to reduce pest issues! Learn how to produce crisp, flavorful heads in a small amount of space for harvests nearly year-round.
For a vegetable crop that you can quickly grow indoors all year long, try lettuce. Our guide explains how to sow and grow your own lettuce indoors, from picking the best cultivars to providing the right light exposure. Read more now for all the info you need so you can start harvesting fresh greens soon.
Avoid bolting and say goodbye to scant yields by choosing the best time to pick homegrown leaf lettuce. Whether you’re growing microgreens, baby leaf, or full-size greens, these harvest methods will help you pick the best-tasting lettuce at the peak of freshness. Tasty salads are in your future, so read more now.
Bitter lettuce is such a disappointment. Potential causes include too little water, too much heat, or early-season bolting. In this guide, learn how to prevent a harsh taste when you sow or tend this salad staple. The trick is to select the best varieties, give your plants plenty of water, and harvest on schedule.
Lettuce thrives in cool weather, but is frost too much for this leafy green? In this guide, we share the most frost-tolerant lettuce varieties to grow in your garden, along with ways to protect salad greens in freezing temperatures. Avoiding frozen roots is the key to fresh lettuce through fall and into the winter.
If you’re growing lettuce for fresh salads, there’s nothing more frustrating than finding your crop has been ruined by disease. From bacteria to viruses, there are a number of potential pathogens to contend with. In this guide, we take a look at some common lettuce diseases and offer tips for prevention. Read more now.
If you’re growing lettuce it can sometimes feel as though all the animals and insects in the neighborhood want to share your homegrown harvest. In this guide, we’ll cover the most common lettuce pests, both large and small, and provide tips on how to identify the culprits, prevent, and control them. Read more now.
Ask any gardener what they’re growing this season, and more than likely, that list will include lettuce. Buttercrunch is one of the most popular varieties for the home garden, with a soft, buttery texture perfect for wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Learn how to triumph over pests and pitfalls when growing buttercrunch.
Lettuce is an easy to grow, nutritious addition to your vegetable patch. There are lots of cultivars available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. From the classic crunch of the crisphead to the delicate, tender oak leaf, there’s sure to be one to suit you. Discover 29 of our favorite lettuce varieties.
Fresh, crisp, and succulent, salad greens are best suited to grow in the early days of spring. But with a little planning and ingenuity, you can enjoy these tasty morsels almost every month of the year. Get all the details right here on the best growing conditions and environment for a steady harvest!
Need help getting your lettuce patch up to snuff? Give our detailed guide a read for the best tips to grow leaf and head types in veggie patches, raised beds, and containers, everything from arugula to romaine. We cover seed starting and planting tips, watering and fertilization requirements, how to harvest, and more.
Leaf lettuce is one of the easiest and most satisfying edibles to grow. Quick to germinate and mature, you can harvest leaves as soon as they’re large enough and go back for more as needed. Beautiful, nutritious salads freshly harvested from your own backyard will make you feel like a gardening pro. Read more now.