Green Leaf Lettuce

Green Leaf Lettuce makes an ideal companion plant that helps broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, onions and strawberries grow.

There are four types of green leaf lettuce; iceberg or head lettuce, cos or romaine lettuce, loose-leaf and butterhead. Only loose-leaf lettuce is suitable to grow in pots because of its ability to produce many leaves from just one seed in a small area. Other types are best reserved for the garden because of their large leaf structure. Head lettuce can grow to be a foot wide, or more for example.

There are types of red lettuce that resemble green leaf lettuce in texture and differ slightly in taste. Some of these include red salad bowl, red sails, blushed butter oak and oak leaf to name a few. Red Radicchio is often mistaken for lettuce.. It's actually a member of the chicory family.

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Little Crop Circles

Green Leaf Lettuce

Green leaf lettuce and other loose-leaf varieties can be planted fairly close together, which make them ideal for containers. A decent harvest can be expected from a medium sized pot. You can 3x the lettuce using a Little Crop Circle.

Growing lettuce plants in a circle provides more space for leaf development, particualrily larger head lettuces like iceberg, romaine and butter. In the garden, sow seeds or plant transplants in a circular row spaced evenly around the perimeter of the Little Crop Circle. Romaine lettuce can be planted closer together than head lettuce. A second row of lettuce plants can be planted around the first row. Ideally, different types of lettuce are grown in each row; leaf lettuce in the first and romaine in the second for example.

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