I love to grow different varieties of lettuce.

ImageI grow them in pots and keep them up off the ground.  That keeps them relatively safe from slugs as long as I use a little Sluggo and eggshells and keep watch that they aren’t getting munched.  Leaf lettuce looks like a green bouquet when it starts to fill the pot.

ImageNothing beats lettuce from your own garden!  And it thrives in the Pacific Northwest.  With a greenhouse or cold frame I can grow it year round here near the coast.


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Posted on May 13, 2013, in Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. very nice! once you cut them, will they grow back again? i wonder if i could put some on my window sill… 🙂

    • I don’t cut off the whole head. I take leaves off from around the outside which is why I grow leaf lettuce rather than head lettuce. Each plant will keep on producing new leaves from the center for awhile. If you have different varieties you can pick some of each for a mixed green salad. Depending on what kind of lettuce it is and how hot it is the plant will eventually bolt and send up a seed stalk from the middle. They are a cool weather vegetable so they do well in our summers that tend to be overcast at least in the morning. Seed is cheap enough so it’s worth a try!

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