Growing Lettuces From Seed – Step by Step Guide

Growing lettuces from seed is easier and much cheaper than buying the produce from the farmer’s market every time you want to eat your salad.

Quick Facts About Lettuce

Lettuce is a cool-weather crop that is best grown in fall and spring. The seeds germinate in low temperatures of about 4 C or 40 F ...

Sow lettuce seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting.  The seeds germinate in 2 to 10 days or 2 weeks if the soil is too cold.  Avoid using soil that is too cold. Keep the soil evenly moist until the seeds germinate and are well established.

Step By Step Guide On Growing Lettuces From Seed

Fertilize.  Lettuce thrives in soil that is high in organic material with plenty of compost and a good supply of nitrogen.

Caring For Lettuce Growing From Seed

Moisture.  Keep the soil moist but not overly wet.

Weeding.  If you notice weeds growing, weed by hand if need be.  But be careful of damaging the plant’s roots because they are shallow.

Harvesting Lettuce

Harvest your lettuce heads when they are full in size just before maturity.  The leaves taste fresh when still young and tender. ...

Planting Lettuce

We have equipped you with all the knowledge you need for growing lettuces from seed.  You can go ahead and confidently grow these salad darlings and enjoy them as often as you wish.