Gourmet Food Source
There are dozens of varieties of lettuce at the kitchen gardenerís disposal, all offering-varying types of taste and texture from the exotic to the old fashioned English. For all the varieties however, they all fall under three types; the loose leaf (cut and come again), the round or the long lettuce.
Many consider lettuce easy to grow which, in essence, they are as long as they are looked after and protected from the start. Lettuce is prone to disease and pests, from slugs and snails to mice, birds, maggots and aphids. Mould, greenfly and leaves with holes or brown edges are all common and often difficult to prevent.
For further information please click on the links below:
How to Grow (including a list of varieties)
How to Cook (salads, braising and stir-frying)
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