How do you grow red romaine leaf lettuce?
Also asked, how do you grow red leaf lettuce?
- Light requirements: Full sun to part shade.
- Planting: Space 6 to 18 inches apart, depending on lettuce type.
- Soil requirements: Lettuce needs moist but well-drained, nutrient-rich soil.
- Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season — that is the key to tender leaves.
Similarly, does romaine lettuce have red leaves? Romaine is the second most important type of lettuce grown in Yuma County, iceberg lettuce being the first. The interior leaves of Romaine are paler in color, and more delicate in flavor. There is also a milder tasting variety with red tipped leaves and, a sweet romaine, which is even sweeter than regular romaine.
Just so, how long does it take to grow red leaf lettuce?
45 to 55 days
Does lettuce need direct sunlight?
Although lettuce grows fastest in full sun, it is one of the few vegetables that tolerates some shade. In fact, a spring crop often lasts longer if shaded from the afternoon sun as the season warms. You can grow lots of lettuce in a small space, even a container.