Lettuce is a fun plant to grow, and it can be used in a variety of different recipes and dishes. If you eat a lot of lettuce, you may find that it’s easier and more affordable to grow it yourself.
Lettuce plants can be harvested more than once so a small packet of seeds or a few seedlings can give you plenty of lettuce during the season. Lettuce also does well in cooler weather, so when other plants have died or can’t be grown, your lettuce will be thriving. Of course, there are some things that you can do to ensure that your lettuce plants stay healthy and grow properly.
If you want to plants and harvest lettuce successfully, keep these tips in mind when you are ready to start gardening. Lettuce is a hardy plant that grows well in most conditions, but a little extra care and effort can go a long way and give you more plants to harvest.
1. Sew Densely
A lot of people will tell you to sew your lettuce in a way that allows plenty of space between the plants. This will allow them to grow larger, but it isn’t really necessary.
If you pay close attention to your plants, you can grow them close together, and trim back the leaves or harvest them as they grow. This will allow your lettuce plants to continue to grow and let you get more than one harvest from each plant. If you don’t have a lot of space, you can still make the most of it. You do need to be careful not to overcrowd the plants, and try to space them evenly.
Don’t forget about trimming them, or your plants will stop growing and become more likely to become diseased. You should at least space them six inches apart, but no more than 18 inches apart for the best results.