How to Grow Lettuce in Your Garden

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  • Lettuce of all kinds thrives in cool temperatures and consistently moist soil, so spring and fall, when temperatures are between 45 and 75 F, are the best times to grow them
  • Tips for growing, harvesting and addressing common pests and lettuce plant diseases are included
  • Harvesting your lettuce while still immature is a simple way to get more nutrition out of it. After two to three weeks of growth, it’s considered a microgreen, which is packed with higher densities of nutrients than the full-grown version 

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