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Lettuce

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Have You Heard of Mini Head Lettuces?

    There’s a lot to love about mini head lettuces, which are tender young greens harvested when they are about 6 inches tall and wide. Gardeners and farmers appreciate that this…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Miniature Fruits and Veggies that Tout Big Flavor

    In the vegetable garden, “good things come in small packages” is more than just a cliché. While a standard eggplant or a soccer-ball-size cabbage makes a meal for a family…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Basil Varieties and Basics to Growing

    There’s a reason that even those who don’t have a vegetable garden still try to grow basil: because it’s delicious and almost as versatile in the landscape as it is…

  • Article

    Cole Play: Crops for Winter Gardening

    Let me tell you, we are eating some greens here in Maryland. We've had an extremely mild winter here in the Mid-Atlantic East Coast, so the cole crops, brassicas are…

  • Article

    Why Do Greens Bolt?

    No matter what you do, when you grow lettuces and other greens in your garden, they will eventually start growing taller and blooming. Most people assume that it’s just high…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Benefits of Container-grown Sandy Lettuce

    If you're looking for a new lettuce to try this season, why not plant some 'Sandy' lettuce? Despite its name, this All-America Selections winner is tender, sweet and grows exceptionally…

  • Article

    Salad Days

    We've had a cool spring and rain so this year the salad greens are phenomenal. And I don't just mean lettuce (although I love the choices we have)... no ho…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Three Easy Ideas for Spring Planting

    You don’t want to miss a whole season of gardening do you? Here are three easy ways to get a start on your spring planting today.

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    10 Foolproof Veggies

    “Raising vegetables ain’t easy.” I’ll never forget hearing this sentence come out of the mouth of a farmer from Iowa. I had always grown a few tomatoes and a row…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Planting Bolt Resistant Lettuce

    I didn’t think it was possible to grow lettuce in the summer, because the heat always caused my crops to bolt. A shady spot has helped extend the season, but…