How to harvest lettuce

If you’ve been wanting to learn how to harvest lettuce, this new video should help you out!  Lettuce is one of my favourite things to grow in a container.  Not only does it grow fast, it’s virtually fool-proof too!  After learning the first year I tried to grow lettuce that it doesn’t like being in the hot sun for too long, I’ve been on a roll and have a couple containers every year.

Watch the video to see how I harvest spring mix lettuce leaves:

Lettuce also happens to be very easy to harvest.  Here’s how to do it:

  1. The best time of day to harvest is in the morning, before the heat of the day wilts the leaves.
  2. Pinch the leaves off about an inch above the soil.
  3. Wash your leaves
  4. Enjoy a delicious salad!

By pinching off the leaves (instead of pulling the roots out of the soil) you’re allowing your lettuce to keep growing throughout the season.

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