How To Grow Lettuce
There are probably thousands, or at least hundreds, of different varieties of lettuce that can be grown at home, from red-tinged leaves to Cos varieties. There's no reason why you couldn't be growing a few lettuces in the garden, or in containers or pots if space is limited.
There are four main types of lettuce, including the cut-and-come again varieties - harvest a few leaves off one plant every day and the plant will be encouraged to produce more foliage.
And, surprisingly there are a few things you can do with lettuce, apart from throwing leaves on a plate.
This guide includes a little about lettuce and healthy reasons why you should include it in your diet.
*Suggested varieties - images and descriptions of a few regular garden varieties
*Planting and general care tips - looking after your lettuces
*Harvesting - time to harvest
*A few delicious recipe ideas - simple recipes to make the most of your crops
*General gardening advice - best practices for your gardening experience.