Vegetable Garden: Growing Cool-Season Vegetables
By: Julie Day
Cool-Season Vegetable #6: Lettuce
Lettuce thrives in cool, wet, spring weather and can be harvested by cutting leaves as needed. It can tolerate a light frost but should be covered or protected during a hard freeze.
Use a cold frame to get a head start growing lettuce from seed in the spring, and add in some arugula, endive, and watercress to spruce up your salads. Thin your seedlings for larger heads and leaves, or leave them unthinned for smaller “baby” lettuce.
Read our article on How to Grow Lettuce to find out more.