Prairie gardeners still have time to plant new lettuce crops in August

When planting lettuce this late in the season, choose a shady location and be prepared to provide ample water to prevent bitter flavours.

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By August, most Prairie gardeners have harvested their lettuce and are enjoying many of the root and vine crops. However, lettuce is one of those vegetables that can be planted several times throughout the Prairie growing season for multiple harvests. Some lettuce cultivars can be ready to eat in as little as 35 days from planting. There is still time to seed and harvest fresh lettuce before fall.

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