Lettuce is a cool-season crop that, in most regions, grows best in the spring and fall. Lettuce seedlings will even tolerate a light frost (but temperatures between 45°F and 65°F are ideal). The plants grow quite quickly, so it’s best to plant them in batches, staggering your plantings throughout the growing season to ensure you’re not faced with an over-abundance.
Before you plant your lettuce seeds, ensure that the soil is properly prepped. It should be loose and drain well so it’s moist without retaining too much water. Using Magic Dirt as a sustainable, organic alternative to traditional and peat-based potting soils will help. Our garden and raised bed soils can retain more than three times their weight in water for improved moisture control and less watering.
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