How to Grow Lettuce from Seed

Lettuce is a great, easy to grow crop for the garden. It’s suitable for almost all areas, and can be easily grown from seed.

Homegrown lettuce is so much tastier- and you can grow lettuce varieties that go past just romaine or iceberg lettuce!

Whether you want to enjoy daily salads or top your favorite sandwich or burger, it’s worth learning how to grow lettuce in your backyard garden.

How to Grow Lettuce From Seed

To get started, direct seed your lettuce into the garden 2-3 weeks before your last frost date in the early spring.

Varieties of Lettuce to Grow

Some head lettuce varieties to try are: Buttercrunch , May Queen Lettuce, Butter King. Some loose leaf lettuce varieties to try are: Romaine lettuce, Red Romaine.

How Far Apart to Plant Lettuce

Head lettuce will need a final spacing of about 8-10 inches per head.

Lettuce Pests

There aren’t too many pests when it comes to lettuce. Aphids, slugs, rabbits, and deer are about it.

How and When to Harvest Lettuce

Lettuce is best harvested when it is still young and tender. Many loose leaf lettuce varieties can be harvested as soon as the leaves are 3-4 inches tall.

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