Learn the ins and outs of growing lettuce, including Loose-leaf, Butterhead, Romaine and Crisphead varieties. All types of lettuce grow best in cool weather, so plan to add it to your garden in spring or fall.
Lettuce leaf color and texture vary with variety, but all types of lettuce grow best when the soil is kept constantly moist.
Illustration by Keith Ward
Fast-growing loose-leaf lettuce comes in a range of colors and leaf types, such as oakleaf.