Plant your head lettuce seed now, but not too deeply; lettuce seed needs light to germinate. Plant leaf lettuce in September. Make sure you keep your lettuce well watered.

Recommended varieties: Mighty Joe, Ithaca, Mavrick, Great Lakes 659.

In September look for these leaf lettuce varieties: Slobolt, Red Salad Bowl, Grand Rapids, Red Fire, Tango, Red Sails, Salad Bowl, Sunset, Simpson or Elite.

Want Romaine? Look for these varieties: Parris Island, Ideal, Green Forest and Green Towers.

Looking for butterhead or bibb lettuce? Try: Buttercrunch, Ermosa, Esmerelda, Nancy or Oak Leaf.

What about batavia types (leaf lettuce with a unique flavor)? Try: Nevada or Sierra.

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