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The botanical name of Lettuce is Lactuca sativa and there are hundreds of varieties of lettuce, from the soft and delicate bibb lettuce to the crisp and colorful rouge d'hiver. Lettuce plant is an easy-to-grow annual and is a classic for beginner and expert gardeners. Most types of lettuce grow quickly, maturing in 5 to 8 weeks. Many Lettuces are suitable for cut-and-come-again harvesting, so you can snip off a few leaves anytime you want a salad. Lettuce is actually a cool-season vegetable, and in most home gardens it is planted in the early spring and harvested in late spring to early summer. A lot of gardeners plant a second crop of lettuce as the days grow cooler in fall. To learn how to plant Lettuce visit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to