Lettuce Plants

When Is Romaine Lettuce Ready to Be Picked?

joytopp added on June 8, 2011 | Answered

My romaine lettuce is growing and I still don't know when to pick it and how to pick it.

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Answered on June 10, 2011

If you plan on harvesting it as a head, you will wait until it has grown to a good size (think roughly what you would see in the store) . A gentle squeeze will tell you if it is firm or loose. A well developed head will be firm. Sometimes in hot weather, the head will be looser, but it can still be harvested.

To harvest, simply cut the head from the base of the plant.

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