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.