Tips for Growing Lettuce in the Spring Garden

Lettuce is an easy crop for new gardeners to grow, and a staple for experienced ones. It sprouts quickly, and gives a surge of hope in the early spring garden. Types of lettuce: There are four main types of lettuce: * Loose-leaf has fluffy, open leaves, and does not grow in heads; * Butterheads produce small heads of lettuce; * Romaine has elongated leaves with stiff midribs; * Crisphead lettuce is what you would see in the grocery store as iceberg lettuce. I usually grow loose-leaf varieties as well as Romaine lettuce. I don’t have any experience with head lettuce.[…]

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