How to grow your own lettuce to eat yourself

Putting up a veggie garden of your own? You may have gotten your hands on some lettuce at the supermarket but have you really enjoyed it? Has your only real interest been eating the lettuce? You may want to learn about the different varieties and utilize these versatile vegetables to your fullest advantage.

Lettuce is a versatile vegetable and easily adapts to many different growing conditions and cuisines. The simple fact is that unlike some other cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage), this specific leafy green vegetable is more adaptable to the environment.

Consider a thorough and thorough study of this vegetable to see which variety you’re most fond of. Then take this information and enjoy watching it grow to become the staple ingredient in a number of recipes. Growing your own for this reason might be just the thing to spice up your dinner table even more.

(We’ve sourced this information from both book and online sources, so we feel you’ll get as much or as little instruction as you need to properly prepare and enjoy your lettuce.)

There are quite a few different types of lettuce, so you might want to decide which you prefer based on your preferences. For example, are you like a traditional romaine? To make this green a bit more flavorful, try this simple dressing recipe below.

Maintenance: Little things that can be ignored can be huge things that add up to your overall garden’s overall care. Feel free to try this as your lettuce grower, and learn about potential plant disease and fungal problems in your area to avoid any nasty problems down the road.

(This lettuce salad recipe contains a note about the vegetable that is included.)

Romaine lettuce salad recipe


1 romaine lettuce

1-2 tbsp canola oil

¼ teaspoon sugar

½ tsp allspice

¼ tsp fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp Old Bay seasoning


Preheat a grill to medium hot and oil the grill grate with canola oil. Place the romaine lettuce lettuce in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle liberally with canola oil. Using a small spice grater fitted with a small stone, grate the sugar, allspice and lemon juice onto the lettuce. Stir together until the sugar and spices are thoroughly dissolved. Add the spice grater, salt, Old Bay seasoning and olive oil. Stir until the mix is fully combined and distributed evenly over the romaine lettuce.

While the ingredients are being put together, heat a griddle or skillet over medium high heat. When the lid has closed and the skillet is very hot, quickly flip the lettuce mixture into the hot griddle. Enjoy warm from the fire.

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