How to Grow:
Lettuce is a cool season crop that can be planted up to 7 weeks before your last spring frost and 4-6 weeks before your last fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Lettuce seeds can be planted 1/8 inch deep, 16 per square foot, in the full sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Lettuce seeds can sprout within 2-3 days. Keep moist moist while growing, but be careful to not wet leaves.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for lettuce:
- Cabbage Loopers
- Cabbage Worms
Lettuce is ready to harvest within 40-70 days. Cut from outer leaves continuously once the plant has 4 or 5 sets of leaves. New leaves will grow and replenish what you take. Never take more than 1/3 of the plant.
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