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How to Grow Lettuce in Your Home Garden

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 5 min read

From romaine to crisphead, buttercrunch to bibb, lettuce is the star of salads and sandwiches everywhere—and it’s also the most widely planted salad green in the United States. Lettuce (scientific name Lactuca sativa) is a fantastic addition to a home vegetable garden because it’s quick to plant, simple to harvest, and much more delicious than store-bought varieties. Here are some gardening tips to get your lettuce from seed to salad bowl.