Why do so many of us put up with bland, flavorless lettuce from the grocery store? Not only does supermarket lettuce have to travel thousands of miles to make it onto our plates, it’s usually nutritionally devoid and filled with little besides water. When you compare it to the abundant varieties, textures and flavors of growing lettuce at home, you’ll be ready to give up this pathetic substitute for good.
Homegrown organic lettuce has an incredible flavor you simply have to taste to believe. Full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, garden lettuce varieties are the perfect vegetable to incorporate into your healthy diet. Best of all, lettuce is so easy to grow. With a little work upfront you can guarantee that you’ll be eating tasty salads all summer long.
Lettuce grows to maturity within six to eight weeks. This makes it an easy vegetable to grow with kids or in small gardens. Whether you choose to grow a full bed, plant some in containers or simply tuck a few lettuce plants in with your garden flowers, growing organic lettuce is well worth the effort.
Start Growing Lettuce
You can start lettuce from seed either indoors or outdoors, depending on the time of year you are planting it. The following tips will teach you what you need to know.