Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

21 best crops for your edible garden

Our top picks for veggies and fruits to grow at home, from tomatoes to greens

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Leaf lettuce

Cool-season crop

All leaf lettuces (ones that grow in loose rosettes rather than heads) are great in salads, but ‘Oak Leaf’, ‘Red Deer Tongue’, and ‘Red Sails’ are especially pretty when tossed together. Fresh cut as baby greens, they’re sweet and tender.

Plant in sun; part shade in hottest climates; all climate zones.

Nursery starts often have 2 or 3 plants to a cell. Tease them apart and plant separately for a bigger crop.

How to grow lettuce


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