With very little space, growing lettuce gives you a steady supply of wonderful salads from earliest spring until past frost. You can grow in in your garden or in containers. You'll have only a short hiatus in the hottest parts of summer, when this cool-season vegetable stops producing. Lettuce comes in four basic types: crisphead, butterhead, loose-leaf, and romaine. Crisphead types are also called iceberg. Butterhead lettuces form smaller, looser heads. Loose-leaf lettuce has an open growth pattern and doesn't form a head. Romaine lettuce forms upright, cylindrical heads. Lettuce grows best at cool temperatures.
Simply Salad - Pre-Mixed Lettuce Bowls
Simply Salad lets you grow a well-balanced salad mix with just one container! Each pot contains a tasty, good-looking mix of greens that can be enjoyed as a delicious, nutritious edible and a colourful, mixed-textured ornamental - functional and beautiful! You will have a prepped and ready salad mix every three weeks when you cut it back to 2" and let it regrow. These lettuce bowls perform best in full sun in cool weather or partial shade as temperatures warm up.
Originating in the Mediterranean area as an edible herb, arugula has quickly become a popular salad staple in European and North American cuisine. It is a peppery salad green rich in vitamin C and potassium. Young leaves taste the best, however some do like the stronger flavour of the leaves and harvest after they bolt. You can sauté or steam them like spinach or other leafy greens.