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Lettuce care instructions

Lactuca sativa

All care instructions and information about Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Lettuce annual or perennial?
Annual
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Lettuce?
Very easy 1/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Lettuce grow into?
Ground Cover
Hardiness How frost hardy is Lettuce?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Lettuce come from?
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Mature Height How tall does Lettuce grow?
25.0 cm / 9.75 inches
Mature Spread How wide does Lettuce grow?
20.0 cm / 7.8 inches
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Lettuce grow best in?
Zone 4 to Zone 9
pH Range The level of acidity for Lettuce.
5.8 - 6.8
Water Requirements How much water does Lettuce require?
High
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Lettuce need?
Medium
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Lettuce in?
Loam
Sun How much sunlight does Lettuce need to grow?
Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Lettuce be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Lettuce?
0.7 cm / 0.27 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Lettuce?
20.0 cm / 7.8 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Lettuce?
35.0 cm / 1.14 feet
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Lettuce need in order to germinate?
5°C / 41°F to 22°C / 72°F
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Lettuce in?
5°C / 41°F to 15°C / 59°F
Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Lettuce seedlings.
15.0 cm / 5.85 inches
Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Lettuce seedlings.
30.0 cm / 11.7 inches
Bloom Time When will Lettuce bloom?
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Harvest Time When is Lettuce ready for harvest?
Mid Spring
Pruning Time When should I prune Lettuce?
Mid Spring