A type of butter lettuce, Boston lettuce has large, soft, tender, gently cupped leaves. It’s terrific in salads and sandwiches, or the leaves can be used as a bed for other dishes.
I need at least 4 hours of afternoon sun but can go all day
- 21 Days
Pests to watch out for include aphids, slugs, and small green caterpillars.
Harvest leaves as soon as they’re large enough to eat. Pick baby leaves for salads, or wait for maturity. To extend the harvest, pick outer leaves first and allow center leaves to enlarge. For leaf lettuces, consider using a cut-and-come-again method. Cut the entire plant at the base, leaving a short stub to resprout. If harvesting frosted or frozen lettuce, allow leaves to thaw out before picking.