Lettuce

Variety

Lettuce Black Simson- This lettuce can be cut from the stem when young, for a fresh and delightful salad. It is also used in garnishing dishes. This looseleaf type lettuce is easier to grow than the head type lettuce, making it the favorite of gardeners. Looseleaf variety has the ability to resprout from a cut stem, allowing one to have a steady supply of greens in the garden.

Lettuce Lollo Bionda- This loose leaf lettuce has frilly tender, green leaves that are very popular in mixed salad greens. Their crisp leaves give a tasty flavor and also contain vitamin C. Loose leaf lettuce are one of the easiest to grow in a vegetable garden. To harvest, clip off the outer leaves at the base or just pull up the plant.

Lettuce Lollo Rosa-This type of loose leaf lettuce has a shiny, red leaf that is perfect for salads. The curly leaves are sweet and tender and hold salad dressing well. It is easy to grow and gives a beautiful vibrant red color to the garden.

Lettuce Iceberg Great Lakes- Iceberg Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)  is a temperate annual or biennial plant of the aster or sunflower family Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but also sometimes for its stem and seeds.  Heading varieties of lettuces are commonly started in flats, then transplanted to individual spots, usually 8 to 14 nches (20 to 36 cm) apart, in the garden after developing several leaves. It is best transplanted. Plants thrive well with temperature ranges from 10 – 15oC. Plants mature at 70 – 90 days after sowing. 


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