Lettuce is an easy and rewarding cool-season crop to grow at home. Plants start readily from seed and produce tender leaves that can be harvested for crisp and colorful salads. In mild climates, start lettuce from seed in late summer or plant seedlings in fall for an early winter harvest. Replant again in spring for a second crop. In cold areas, wait to start from seed or plant seedlings until after the last frost in spring. All lettuces thrive planted in an area with full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.
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