Information About Lettuce

Lettuce is a popular vegetable to grow in the home garden and how to grow lettuce successfully is important to know. While growing lettuce crops is quite easy, there are a number of things that can go wrong – like pest or disease issues. Whatever the problem, proper lettuce care and quick treatment can make all the difference. The following articles can help with that.

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Emerald Oak Lettuce Info: Learn About Growing Emerald Oak Lettuce

By Liz Baessler

There are so many lettuce varieties available to gardeners, it can get a little overwhelming. Reading this article will help illuminate at least one of those varieties. Click here to learn more about growing Emerald Oak lettuce plants.

Brown Goldring Lettuce Info – How To Grow Brown Goldring Lettuce

By Liz Baessler

Brown Goldring lettuce may not have an appealing name, but it has an excellent flavor that rewards the gardeners brave enough to try it. Learn more about growing Brown Goldring lettuce plants in this article. Click here for additional information.

Salinas Lettuce Info: How To Grow Salinas Lettuce Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is Salinas lettuce? If you’re looking for a crispy lettuce that produces high yields, even when the weather is less than ideal, Salinas lettuce may be exactly what you’re looking for. Want to learn how to grow Salinas lettuce? Click this article for helpful tips.

Blushed Butter Oaks Care: Growing Blushed Butter Oaks Lettuce In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Want to put some pizzazz into your ho hum green salads? Try growing Blushed Butter Oaks lettuce plants. This hardy lettuce varietal has great potential for year-round growing in some USDA zones. Learn more about Blushed Butter Oaks lettuce in this article.

Ice Queen Lettuce Info: Learn About Planting Reine Des Glaces Lettuce Seeds

By Teo Spengler

Lettuce Reine des Glaces gets its beautiful name from its cold hardiness; the translation from French is Queen of the Ice. Wonderfully crisp, Queen of the Ice lettuce is perfect for early spring sowing. Click here for tips on how to grow the Reine des Glaces lettuce plant.

Summertime Lettuce Info: Growing Summertime Lettuce Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Iceberg lettuce may be considered passé by many, but those people have probably never enjoyed this crisp, juicy lettuce fresh from the garden. For a tasty iceberg with great texture that resists bolting in the summer try growing Summertime lettuce. Learn more here.

Lettuce ‘Ithaca’ Care: Learn How To Grow Ithaca Lettuce Heads

By Amy Grant

Lettuce used to be difficult to grow in southern climates, but more recently developed varietals, such as Ithaca lettuce plants, have changed all that. What is Ithaca lettuce? Click this article to learn more about growing Ithaca lettuce.

Planting Loma Lettuce Seeds – How To Grow A Loma Lettuce Plant

By Teo Spengler

Loma Batavian lettuce is a French crisp lettuce with glossy, dark green leaves. It is easy to grow in cool weather but is also relatively heat tolerant. Click this article for information about the requirements for growing Loma lettuce.

Summer Bibb Lettuce Care – How To Grow A Summer Bibb Lettuce Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Lettuce is a vegetable garden staple, but it’s also a cool weather plant. What if you live in a hot climate and want to grow lettuce? You need a variety that won’t bolt as soon as the temperatures rise. You need to grow Summer Bibb lettuce plants. Learn more here.

Nevada Lettuce Variety – Planting Nevada Lettuce In Gardens

By Amy Grant

Lettuce is a cool season crop, bolting when summer temps begin to warm. The Nevada lettuce variety is a Summer Crisp or Batavian lettuce that can be grown under cool conditions with additional heat resistance. Learn about growing Nevada lettuce in gardens here.

What Is Hyper Red Rumple Lettuce: Hyper Red Rumple Plant Care Guide

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sometimes the name of a plant is so fun and descriptive. Combined with its vibrant color, Hyper Red Rumple plant also produces tasty, tender leaves. Click on the following article to learn more about growing Hyper Red Rumple lettuce in the garden.

Sun Devil Lettuce Care: Growing Sun Devil Lettuce Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Crisp, refreshing iceberg lettuces are great in salad mixes but many don’t do well in hot climates. For a heat-tolerant iceberg lettuce, Sun Devil is a great choice. Click this article to learn more about growing the variety of lettuce ‘Sun Devil.’

Magenta Lettuce Care: How To Grow Magenta Lettuce Plants

By Teo Spengler

While you are looking at your lettuce options, consider Magenta lettuce plants. It’s a crisp variety with pretty blushing leaves. For information about the lettuce Magenta plant, click here. We’ll provide tips on planting Magenta lettuce seeds as well as Magenta lettuce care.

Flashy Butter Oak Lettuce Info: Growing Flashy Butter Oak Lettuce In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Growing Flashy Butter Oak lettuce isn’t difficult, and the reward is a great-tasting lettuce with a mild flavor and crispy, tender texture. Interested in growing Flashy Butter Oak lettuce in your vegetable garden this year? Click here and learn all about it.

Carmona Lettuce Information: Growing Carmona Lettuce In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Classic butter lettuce has the gentle toothiness and flavor that is perfect for salads and other dishes. The Carmona lettuce plant goes one bigger by flaunting a beautiful maroon-red color. Plus, it's a hardy variety that can tolerate frost. Learn more about it here.

Buttercrunch Plant Info: What is Buttercrunch Lettuce

By Amy Grant

Butterhead lettuce, like most lettuce, does not do well with severe temperatures, so if you are in a warmer climate, you may have been reluctant to grow this green veggie…until now. The following Buttercrunch plant info discusses how to grow lettuce ‘Buttercrunch’ and its care.

Lettuce ‘Sanguine Ameliore’ Variety – Growing Sanguine Ameliore Lettuce

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Sanguine Ameliore butterhead lettuce is one of several varieties of tender, sweet butter lettuces. Learn more about this unique, colorful lettuce and how to grow lettuce ‘Sanguine Ameliore’ in your garden with information from this article.

Crispino Growing Info – Caring For Crispino Lettuce Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

A type of iceberg lettuce, Crispino lettuce plants are especially notable for their adaptability, thriving in conditions that are less than ideal, especially in warm, humid climates. Are you interested in learning how to grow Crispino lettuce? Click here.

Summer Crisp Lettuce Info – Selecting And Growing Summer Crisp Lettuce

By Teo Spengler

Most lettuce grows best in cool weather, but Summer Crisp lettuce varieties tolerate summer heat. If you are looking for lettuce to grow next summer, click here. We’ll give you lots of Summer Crisp lettuce information and tips for growing it in your garden.

What Is Batavia Lettuce – Growing Batavian Lettuce In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Batavia lettuce varieties are heat resistant and have "cut and come again" harvesting. They are also called French lettuce and have sweet ribs and tender leaves. Try growing Batavian lettuce and bring some interest to your vegetable crisper. Click here to get started.

Anuenue Batavian Lettuce: How To Grow Anuenue Lettuce Plants

By Teo Spengler

Anuenue (pronounced Ah-new-ee-new-ee) lettuce plants are a heart-tolerant form of Batavian lettuce, sweet and crisp. If you want more information on Anuenue Batavian lettuce, or tips for growing Anuenue lettuce in your garden, then this article will help.

Divina Lettuce Plant Facts – How To Care For Divina Lettuce Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are many types of salad greens available for gardeners to grow. Divina is an outstanding variety of butterhead, with delicately ruffled leaves and a tender crunch. Click this article for some tips on how to grow Divina lettuce.

What Is Ballade Lettuce – How To Grow Ballade Lettuce In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Lettuce, in general, tends to thrive in cooler temperatures, but for those in southern climes, try growing Ballade lettuce plants. Learn how to grow Ballade lettuce and about Ballade lettuce care in this article. Click here for more info.

Crisphead Plant Info – Growing Different Crisphead Lettuce Varieties

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Crisphead lettuce varieties offer greens with a nice toothy, snap and sweet flavor that complements any dressing. You may recognize crisphead lettuce plants as iceberg lettuce found in your produce market. Versatile and easy to grow with a little know how. Learn more here.

My Lettuce Has White Spots: What To Do For White Spots On Lettuce

By Amy Grant

So suddenly you’re vibrantly green, healthy lettuce has white spots. You thought you did everything to keep the plants healthy so why do your lettuce plants have white spots? Lettuce with white spots might mean a few different things, and this article will help.

Lettuce ‘Little Leprechaun’ – Caring For Little Leprechaun Lettuce Plants

By Amy Grant

Tired of the rather lackluster, monochrome green Romaine lettuce? Try growing Little Leprechaun lettuce plants. It’s easy. Click on the following article to learn more about Little Leprechaun care in the garden.

Lettuce ‘Little Leprechaun’ – Caring For Little Leprechaun Lettuce Plants

By Amy Grant

Tired of the rather lackluster, monochrome green Romaine lettuce? Try growing Little Leprechaun lettuce plants. It’s easy. Click on the following article to learn more about Little Leprechaun care in the garden.

What Is Oscarde Lettuce: Learn How To Grow Oscarde Lettuce Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

In addition to being one of the earliest sown vegetables, lettuce plants can also be grown throughout the fall to extend the harvest period into winter. Many lettuces, such as ‘Oscarde,’ offer its growers a crisp texture, as well as a vibrant pop of color. Learn more here.

Tom Thumb Lettuce Care – Learn About Growing Lettuce ‘Tom Thumb’ Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The combination of quick growth, compact size, and ability to grow in a wide range of conditions makes lettuce an easy choice. Some varieties, such as Tom Thumb, are specifically suited for growth in containers – perfect for small space gardeners. Learn more here.

What Is Jack Ice Lettuce: Learn About Growing Jack Ice Lettuce Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

With a multitude of colors and types from which to choose, it is easy to see why lettuce is a popular addition to the garden. One open-pollinated variety of lettuce, ‘Jack Ice,’ is able to adapt to even some of the most difficult growing conditions. Learn more here.

What Is De Morges Braun Lettuce – Caring For De Morges Braun Lettuce Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

We hope that whatever salad mix the waiter brings us is crisp and sweet. This game of lettuce roulette can lead to a disappointing dining experience for salad lovers. However, you can avoid disappointment by growing your own, like lettuce ‘De Morges Braun.’ Learn more here.

What Is Yugoslavian Red Lettuce – Caring For Yugoslavian Red Lettuce Plants

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Not only do the succulent homegrown lettuce leaves far surpass their grocery store counterparts in taste but varieties such as ‘Yugoslavian Red’ can delight growers with a diversity filled garden. Click this article for more information on Yugoslavian Red lettuce.

Valmaine Lettuce Plants – How To Grow Valmaine Romaine Lettuce Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Are you looking to grow reliably crisp and sweet romaine that you can pick from all season for quick, fresh salads? Might I suggest, the romaine lettuce ‘Valmaine,' which can produce sweet, crisp salad greens during the summer? Click here to lean more.

Winter Density Information – How To Grow Winter Density Lettuce Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Some lettuce varieties, such as Winter Density lettuce, boast the ability to withstand the heat of summer and grow fresh heads of lettuce all season long. Click here to learn more perks of growing Winter Density lettuce in the garden.

What Is Parris Island Cos – How To Grow Parris Island Cos Lettuce

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While some plants take up a lot of room in the garden, lettuce takes very little space and you can plant different varieties of lettuce in succession for a longer season of harvesting. One excellent lettuce to try is Parris Island cos lettuce. Learn more in this article.

Butter Or Bibb Lettuce – Growing Bibb Lettuce In The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

With so many options, there are lettuce cultivars which suit a wide range of growing conditions. One lettuce specifically, butter lettuce, has earned its place in the garden as a long-time favorite of growers. Learn about Butter Bibb lettuce plants in this article.

Lettuce Snail And Slug Control – How To Solve Lettuce Mollusk Problems

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

For many gardeners, fresh leafy greens are a vegetable garden must-have. Nothing compares to the taste of homegrown lettuce. But these leafy crops do have one common issue - damage caused by slugs/snails. Learn about lettuce snail and slug control here.

Lettuce Big Vein Virus Info – Treating Big Vein Virus Of Lettuce Leaves

By Amy Grant

Lettuce isn?t difficult to grow, but it sure does seem to have its share of issues. If it isn?t the slugs or other insects devouring the tender leaves, it?s a disease like lettuce big vein virus. What?s big vein virus of lettuce? Learn more in this article.

What Is Lettuce Drop: Recognizing Sclerotinia Symptoms In Lettuce

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If your lettuce leaves are wilting and yellowing with brownish decaying spots, you may have sclerotinia lettuce disease, a fungal infection. This kind of infection can destroy entire heads of lettuce, making it inedible. For help with this problem, click the following article.

Frisée Plant Information: Tips For Growing Frisée Lettuce

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If you?re looking to liven up your salad garden, try a new green. Growing fris?e lettuce is easy enough and it will add frilly texture to both your beds and your salad bowl. Fris?e plant uses are typically culinary, but you can also grow them ornamentally. This article will help.

My Lettuce Seedlings Are Dying: What Causes Damping Off Of Lettuce

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

You?ve planted lettuce seeds in a seed starter mix. After germinating, your seedlings fall over and die one by one! Damping off can affect almost any type of seedling, including lettuce. Click here to learn what to do about damping off of lettuce.

What Causes Tipburn In Lettuce: Treating Lettuce With Tipburn

By Amy Grant

Lettuce is susceptible to a number of pests, diseases and disorders. One such disorder, lettuce with tipburn, affects commercial growers more than the home gardener. What is lettuce tipburn? Click here to find out what causes tipburn of lettuce and how to manage it.

Lettuce Downy Mildew Treatment: Signs Of Lettuce With Downy Mildew

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Downy mildew in lettuce can affect both the appearance and the yield of a crop. Control methods for lettuce with downy mildew start with using resistant varieties and the use of fungicides. This article has additional information.

Nematodes On Lettuce – How To Treat Lettuce With Nematodes

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Nematodes on lettuce can be very destructive, causing a range of symptoms depending on the variety of nematode pest. Generally, though, having this pest infesting your lettuce crop will cause damage, reduce yields, and possibly even wipe out your entire crop. Learn more here.

Rotting Lettuce Plants – Managing Lettuce With Soft Rot

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Soft rot is a group of troublesome bacterial diseases that cause problems for gardeners around the world. Soft rot of lettuce is disheartening and extremely difficult to control. If your lettuce is rotting, there is no cure. Learn more in this article.

Companion Plants For Lettuce: What To Plant With Lettuce In The Garden

By Liz Baessler

Lettuce, like a lot of plants, has some plants that it likes having as neighbors, and some that it doesn?t. By the same token, it is a good neighbor itself to some plants more than others. Click here to learn more about growing lettuce companion plants.

Regrowing Lettuce In Water: Caring For Lettuce Plants Growing In Water

By Amy Grant

Regrowing veggies in water from kitchen scraps seems to be all the rage on social media. Take lettuce, for example. Can you regrow lettuce in water? Click this article to find out how to grow lettuce from a stump of the green.

What Is Escarole: Learn How To Grow Escarole In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Among the wonderful varieties of greens available to grow late in the season there is escarole. What is escarole? Find out in this article and learn how to grow escarole and how to take care of escarole lettuce. Click here for more info.

Lettuce Aphid Information – How To Control Aphids In Lettuce

By Amy Grant

Aphids in lettuce can be a real nuisance, even a deal breaker when severely infested. Most folks dislike the idea of ingesting a extra protein in their salad. So what are lettuce aphids and is it possible to control them? Click here for more.

Lettuce And Frost: Does Lettuce Need To Be Protected From Frost

By Amy Grant

Lettuce is a veggie that does best when grown in cooler, moist conditions. But how cool is cool, and will frost damage lettuce plants? Read this article to learn more about lettuce frost protection.

Common Lettuce Pests: Lettuce Pest Control Information

By Amy Grant

Any variety of lettuce is fairly easy to grow; however, most are susceptible to insect pests that attack the lettuce and either kill if off completely or do irreparable damage. Read here to learn more about these pests.

Common Diseases Affecting Lettuce Plants: Tips For Treating Lettuce Diseases

By Amy Grant

The few issues that crop with lettuce up are usually easily solved with simple organic solutions. Find out how to treat common lettuce diseases in this article so you can prevent them in the first place.

What Is Lettuce Mosaic Virus: Information On The Treatment Of Lettuce Mosaic

By Amy Grant

There are a number of viruses that can infect your lettuce crop, but one of the more common is lettuce mosaic virus or LMV. Lettuce mosaic virus can infect all lettuce types. Read this article for tips on its control.

Why Lettuce Has Flowers: Tips For Preventing Bolting Lettuce Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Interestingly enough, flowering and bolting are the same thing. When our lettuce is flowering, the crop will not be as good, if at all. For tips on preventing lettuce bolt, read the article that follows.

Growing Lettuce Indoors: Information On Caring For Indoor Lettuce

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Perhaps you don?t have adequate garden space; but, with the right tools, you can have fresh lettuce all year. It is extremely easy to get started growing lettuce indoors, and the tips in this article can help.

Different Lettuce Types: Varieties Of Lettuce For The Garden

By Amy Grant

There are five groups of lettuce categorized by head formation or leaf type. Each of these lettuce varieties offers a unique flavor and texture. Learn more about the different lettuce types in this article.

Head Lettuce Problems: What To Do For No Head On Lettuce Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Crisp, sweet head lettuce is a mainstay for those first barbequed burgers and spring salads. Gardeners in warmer climates with shorter cold periods may find they get no head on lettuce crops. Learn more here.

Picking Lettuce Heads: How To Harvest Lettuce

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Harvesting heads of lettuce is a great way to save money and ensure the main ingredient in your salads is healthy and pesticide and disease free. Learning how to harvest lettuce is not complicated. This article will help.

Mesclun Greens – What Is Mesclun And How To Grow It

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Mesclun greens are valued for their color, variety, nutrient packed punch and mix of flavors. Find out how to grow mesclun mix greens in the garden with tips found in the article that follows.

Growing Microgreens: Planting Lettuce Microgreens In Your Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Microgreens are an interesting and tasty way to introduce more veggies. What are microgreens? The following article will explain more as well as how to grow microgreens in the garden.

How To Grow Lettuce In A Container

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Container growing lettuce is a common practice for small space gardeners such as apartment dwellers. Read here to get tips for growing lettuce in containers so you can take advantage of its practicality.

How To Grow Arugula – Growing Arugula From Seed

By Jackie Rhoades

What is arugula? It?s a specialty item in the lettuce section of your grocery that can be costly. Growing arugula from seed is easy either in your garden or in a pot on your balcony. Learn more in this article.

Bitter Tasting Lettuce – Why Is My Lettuce Bitter?

By Jackie Rhoades

Nothing tastes better than crisp lettuce straight from the garden. But what happens when your lettuce comes out bitter tasting? Read this article to find out what causes bitter lettuce and what can be done about it.

Harvesting Leaf Lettuce: How And When To Pick Leaf Lettuce

By Amy Grant

Picking loose leaf lettuce with the ?cut and come again? method will extend the growing period and provide you with greens well into the summer months. Click on the following article to find out how to harvest leaf lettuce using this method.

How To Grow Endive Lettuce

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Growing endive really isn't too terribly difficult. Endive grows somewhat like lettuce because it is part of the lettuce family. Learn more about growing and caring for endive lettuce in the following article.

Growing Lettuce In The Garden – How To Grow Lettuce

By Kathee Mierzejewski

If you are new to growing vegetables in a garden, you might be asking yourself, "How do I grow lettuce?" Since lettuce is a very popular vegetable, the tips in this article will help you with how to grow lettuce.

Cleaning Lettuce: How To Clean And Store Garden Lettuce

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Knowing how to clean and store garden lettuce is more important than one might think. No one wants to eat dirty or sandy lettuce. Find tips for cleaning and storing lettuce from the garden in this article.

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