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The only thing better than freshly picked salad greens in May is… freshly picked salad greens in February! Thanks to indoor gardens like the AeroGarden, the seasonal waits for fresh greens can take a vacation. Now, lettuce harvests can begin in just three weeks (depending on variety) and continue for months. So enjoy your fresh lettuce in salads, on sandwiches...
Lettuce is known as a "cool season crop" because it thrives in cooler temperatures. If it's too warm, it won't grow properly; it will be spindly and floppy and it may "bolt", meaning that it sends up a long stalk in order to go to seed. Lettuce will do this under one of two circumstances: either when it experiences repeated daytime temperatures above 72...