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How to Harvest and Store Lettuce From Your Home Garden

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 2 min read

Loose-leaf lettuce plants (Lactuca sativa) are fast-growing, cool-weather crops that are easy to plant and harvest. Unlike iceberg, butterhead, and romaine lettuce, these leafy greens and reds do not grow from a head or heart, making them an ideal low-maintenance crop. Colorful loose-leaf lettuce varieties like mesclun, endive, or arugula can make a quick, simple addition to your garden bed.