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fresh greens & lettuces are easy to grow with cut & come again varietiesLettuces and Greens are something anyone can grow just about anywhere. Leaf lettuce blends and mixes offer the advantage of being able to “Cut” them and then allow them to regrow or “Come Again” for future harvesting without having to be replanted.
CUT and COME AGAIN LETTUCE MIXESThe main advantage of growing leaf lettuces verses head lettuce is that leaf lettuce varieties offer a long harvest time. “Cut” these small leaves about 3 inches above the ground and then allowed them time to regrow. This regrowth is the “Come Again” portion of the growing phase.
HOW TO HARVEST:It is amazing how you will be able to harvest your fresh lettuce over and over. Make sure to allow the 3 inches to reduce stress to the lettuce plants. In the above photo, I harvested just a small section of my lettuce crops. I am able to take just what we need as we need it. Some leaf lettuces are more fragile than others and should be cut at time of use to maintain their freshness and quality. Cutting at time of use also increases the nutritional value as nothing is lost in storage.
VARIETIES of LEAF LETTUCES:I recommend several varieties and mixes of Cut and Come Again Lettuce Mixes and Blends:
- Red Salad Bowl
- Red Romaine
- Green Romaine
- Black Seeded Simpson
- Red Sails
- Green Endive
- Mesclun Mixes
- Gourmet Salad Blend