Growing lettuce is an excellent choice as an addition to your home vegetable gardening. It is very healthy and takes up little space, which is why I recommended planting it under your growing cucumbers for space and shade.
Lettuce is a hardy and cool climate vegetable that enjoys an average temperature around 60-70 degrees. However, we are going to touch on it later, a method to keep lettuce from bolting in the face of a hot summer.
First I do want to discuss why lettuce thrives best in cooler weather. Lettuce should be planted in early spring or late summer.
Those high temperatures result in (more…)