Level of difficulty to grow:
Days to maturity: 40-45 Days
Plant spacing: 7-8 inches apart
Light Requirement: Requires 4-5 hours of sunlight during the day
Soil Requirement: It requires well-drained, loamy, and nutrient-rich soil. Maintaining soil quality is very important for its head formation.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. The water evaporation can be prevented through mulching the soil.
Harvesting: Harvest heads that have tightened by cutting right above the base along with 2-3 leaves to prevent the edible part from getting damaged. Homegrown lettuce may have a smaller head. Therefore, the tightness of the head should be a determinant of its maturity and not its size. Do not let the head spread out as this indicates spoilage of the fruit.
Important Growing Tip: Prepare the seedling for transplantation. Water it well for the first 7-8 days once the seeds get germinated. After 4-6 weeks when the seedling reaches 8-10 cm height with at least 3-4 sets of leaves, you can transplant it.