Lettuce is a very present vegetable in our diet especially in summer, thanks to its freshness we cannot do without it.
We can make different salads with our favorite foods, preparing a quick and irresistible lunch or dinner.
Almost no one knows how to plant lettuce in the garden and make it lush in a few steps but it’s time to find out, because this is the right season.
If we do not have much time or we are not very experienced, it is recommended to buy the salad plants directly in the nursery.
Otherwise we can proceed with the sowing considering that it will take from 35 to 45 days to grow, obviously everything depends on the temperatures.
Before planting the lettuce, it is recommended to prepare the soil well by proceeding in advance with a digging, hoeing and finally a refinement with the rake.
The positive thing is that lettuce does not require large fertilizations but irrigation must be constant, especially in spring-summer.
To make it grow better, after transplanting we can put natural straw mulch between the seedlings, this protects it from any weeds.
Mulching makes the soil wetter thus allowing us to save water.
Snails and aphids are a danger to lettuce: we will need to be able to prevent their arrival, in order to protect our future harvest.
For the uninitiated, lettuce is a plant that can regrow from waste.
We will only need a head of lettuce, water and a bowl.
So, after getting a head of lettuce, we remove the leaves that are more external and carve its lower part.
We immerse the carved base of the head for about one centimeter in a container with water and put it near a window.
In this way it will receive the sunlight it needs, after two weeks the first roots and leaves will appear.
However, it is essential to remember to replace the water about once a day, after which we can transplant the plant into the ground.
Hardly anyone knows how to plant lettuce in the garden and make it flourish in a few steps, now we can do it too.