Lettuce Plant Care

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb. Lettuce is one of the standards for every vegetable garden. Now, if you're having problems with temperatures, leaf lettuce, like some of the Butternut like we have here, and Buttercrunch will do much better for you than some of the head lettuce. Head lettuce needs a little bit on the cool side, so if you're in a cool area, head lettuce is great. But if you're in the warmer season, you're going to have to go to something like this. Also, make sure if you use any of the lettuces, that you harvest them early. A lot of people wait until they start to flower or spike with a little yellow flower, and if you do that you're going to have bitter lettuce. So take your lettuce, harvest it early, make sure it gets full sun to partial shade. If you have an area in your garden where it's a little bit on the shady side, this is probably a better choice than some of the tomatoes and peppers, where they need full sun. The leaf lettuce can probably take as little as three or four hours of fairly good light, and still give you a nice crop. Remember to keep adding more lettuce into the garden so you'll have more for your salad bowl. Continue to grow it. It's a fast grower, so give it a good water soluble on a pretty regular basis. For On Gardening, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb.