Leaf lettuce grows quickly and is the easiest type of lettuce to grow in Minnesota. A cool-weather crop, leaf lettuce may be sown in the spring or fall. University of Minnesota Extension recommends planting on about April 20 for a spring crop or July 1 for a fall leaf lettuce crop.
Can you plant lettuce right now?
You can begin planting leaf, romaine and butterhead lettuce as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Depending on the variety, lettuce germinates in temperatures between 40 to 85 degrees F. If you plant lettuce in successive plantings, with 10 to 14 days in between, you'll have an extended harvest.
How do you plant lettuce seeds?
When can I plant potatoes in Minnesota?
Plant seed pieces as soon as the soil warms. This period is early April in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Gardeners in southern Minnesota may plant earlier, while locations further north may not have warmer soil until May.