"Romaine" is easy to grow, and you just can't beat the long leaves with the crunchy thick mid-rib. Be sure to make space for this one for all your summer salads.
When and Where to Plant: Lettuce is a cool-weather crop. Select a
sunny location, cultivate and fertilize soil with vegetable food. Plant
in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Sow seed sparingly,
firming soil over row. Repeat at 2 week intervals as long as weather is
cool–spring and fall. For earliest crop start seeds indoors.
Care: Water lightly and regularly. Protect from pests.
Harvesting: Head is ready when center feels firm.