For the newly gardeners that want to grow lettuces in their gardens, now is exactly the time to start. Â Growing the tasty vegetable is easy to manage and doesnâ€™t require too much special care.
Lettuces need a well composted soil and a cool weather, so you can place the seeds 2 weeks before the last expected frost.
The perfect spacing is nearly 15 inches apart from each other. You have to be aware of watering the lettuce, because it needs 1 inch water per week. If the soil is too dry, the lettuce will thrive very fast. A fertilizer is necessary in order to stimulate the growth of the lettuce.
Use a fish emulsion or a compost tea every week, until the lettuce is at least 4 inches tall. In order to prevent your lettuce from being bitter, plant it under trees or larger plants, which will keep a shade from the sun.