It is certainly spring and summer vegetables are not too far away when we begin to harvest lettuce for our first salads of the season! You do not need much space to have enough lettuce for your salads for weeks! I have green leafy lettuce planted in a 1.5′ x 2′ rectangle and romaine lettuce planted in the same size of space. We use the cut and grow again method. What is this? Once the lettuce is 4″ tall, we cut down to 1″ just what we need for dinner. I work my way around the rectangle throughout the week. By the time I am at the end, there is usually more to cut in the oldest section. This can last for about 4-6 weeks.
To continue having lettuce throughout the summer, we plant little lettuce rectangles in succession and in different places around the garden. Usually every 3-4 weeks I throw out some more seed! This ensures fresh lettuce and money saved at the grocer!