Saturday, August 3, 2019

Proper ways to germinate lettuce seeds - all about lettuce

Proper ways to germinate lettuce seeds

Germination of lettuce
Germination of lettuce

Information about germinating lettuce
Lettuce seed germination
Lettuce seed germination

In this article you will learn all the proper ways to germinate lettuce seeds, so keep reading this article because you are going to learn my experiences which I had in the process of germinating lettuce and growing lettuce.

First of all, I would like to clarify that all the information given in this article are based on a true experience, and I'm not going to mention any artificial method of germinating lettuce,

Here you will find best and true methods which will really help you, and it can be used whether to grow lettuce at home or at any other field.

Ways to germinate lettuce

Follow all the given methods below, you can also apply the same method if you want to grow lettuce on a pot, but there will be extra guidance for germinating lettuce at a pot, so you can go through the step 2 which is mentioned after step 1.

Step 1

1. Choose beat quality lettuce seeds

First of all, choose the best quality of lettuce seeds which can be grown easily without any artificial chemicals - you can find best quality seeds offline at your nearest seeds market, make sure to choose a good quality seed, if you are confused then comment below, I will respond you with a good quality lettuce seed company, or you can find it somewhere in this page.

Seeds are very important as you know, and as you wish, you can choose any types of lettuce which you want to grow, there are a lot of them.

Select a small area of land where you can sow the lettuce seeds.

Sowing lettuce seeds directly to the main field is not that effective as this, so you need a small area where you can easily sow the seeds.

But if you have a small number of seeds and you don't want migration of the plants from one place to another, then also you can, but sow little quantity of seeds at once so that the plant will get enough nutrition without migration.

You can sow nearly ten grams of seeds under an area of one square meter of land, and you can calculate the given date according to the number of seeds.

Keep in mind that that part of land should not be drought, or over watered, ya, water is ignorable but the drought will make your seeds disappeared from the soil.

So I hope this part is clear, but if you have any doubt then please comment to me, I'm always here for your help.

Loose the soil

Now you have to lose the soil wisely so that it gets totally ready for the growth of lettuce seeds,

Keep the soil loosing for 2-5 days, each day you will find some improvements, and hence, your field is becoming suitable.

Don't forget to add some fertilizers in the soil, natural fertilizers are enough for the seed growth.

After losing the soil for 2-5 days, you have to water it lightly so that it becomes smooth and fertile, don't water it hardly or it will take more days to become suitable again.

Remove all the weeds from the soil

This is must in order to let the soil become totally ready, and let the seeds grow without any obstacles, and weeds removal is must at any type of cultivation.

Don't remove the died weeds which can become fertilizer for the soil, so remove the unwanted weeds only.

Is can be done manually because a small part of land won't take much effort, or if you have any other technique then you can follow it.

Label the soil

After doing all the given process, now you have to label the soil, it must look premium, ya! Premium.

Labeling is an important process so don't miss, it doesn't take many efforts,

Break the big blocks of soil

When you label the soil, you will find that still there are some big blocks of land which can stop the seed to flourish and obtain nutrition from the soil, so break those part of the soil and make it into small pieces so that your seeds don't get disturbed.

Ready the seeds

After getting you to soil ready for the growth of the seeds, now you have to do some work for your seeds to become ready for growing.

Open the packet of seeds and leave them in open for few minutes and after that put them in water for nearly 6-12 hours,

Now take out the seeds after the given  time and let it get some fresh air for nearly 10-20 minutes,

Now your seeds are ready to be thrown into the field.

Sowing process

Sow the seeds carefully so that it gets distributed properly among the given area of land, it must be thrown equally all over the part.

Now after throwing the seed, you have to do something by which the seeds gets inside the soil, and it's very important, because seeds will grow only when it gets inside, or it led to a small Germination percentage of seeds.

You can label the soil by which the process can be done easily and your seeds will be done. 

But you can also use some gardening tools to let your seeds inside the soil, it's very easy, just try to cover the seeds with soil, don't let it go dipper.

This is very simple because your aim is to cover the seeds with soil, but not to take it dipper!

And if you face any problem with this then you can comment below with your problem, I will make you totally clear with the solution.

This process of sowing lettuce seed into the field is completed.

Process after sowing the seeds

Now you have to cover the soil in order to save it from natural attacks, like rain, temperature, and moisture.

So you will have to cover the soil with some weeds or something like that because it will give you two benefits;
  • It will save your seeds from being attacked by natural causes.
  • It will help the seeds to grow by maintaining the required amount of temperature.
You have to keep an eye on the seeds, when you see that it started growing then you have to remove the cover, and water it.

Likewise it Will keeps on growing and you will have to do some simple things like:

  • Keep on watering the seeds every day, don't water it hardly but, lightly.
  • Keep on removing the weed which grows along with the seeds,
  • Make a shelter for the whole seed, you will have to make some cover from upper side of the soil, nearly 1 meter above the soil, so that it can get fresh air but not too much of water through rain and Will also safe it from temperature, you can use anything available with you, to make an air cover for the soil.
  • When the seeds grow above two inches then you can remove the cover.

And after 30- 40 days, seeds will become ready to be sown! Now take the plants into the main field, or you can let it grow there if you want but, it should not be much crowded, each plant should have enough gap so that it can grow easily.
Lettuce after growing
Lettuce after growing 

Or you can also take the plant on a pot.

Step 2

In this step, I will say you the process by which you can germinate lettuce seeds on a pot.

This is a very easy and short process.

  • First of all, you have to arrange fertile soil on a pot, make sure that the pot is bigger enough to grow a lettuce plant then,
  • You will have to make the seeds ready, here you can use few seeds per pot, 
  • Loosen and label the soil and add some fertilizers on it.
  • Water the soil lightly before one day of sowing the seeds.
  • Make the seeds ready, by the process I mentioned in this article, or you can just put the seeds on the water for 6-12 hours and after that dry it for nearly 10-20 minutes.
  • Now you can sow the seeds on the pot.
  • When the seeds grow, take care of it, as I have mentioned the details in my article.
  • When the plant becomes ready, you can use it.

Sign of plant maturity for plantation on the main plant

After sowing the seeds properly, you will now have to wait for the seed to become ready in order to take it to the main field, so how would you know if the plant is ready or not?

Well, some point are given below which will allow you to understand the perfect time of plant to be taken into the main field.

  • See whether the leaves have become enough big or not? You can see the picture below to understand the side of the leaves, it must be above two inches.
  • The stems must have the strength to save itself from natural causes, see the picture give below to understand the size of the stem.
  • Four inches is the perfect size of the plant to be taken for the main field, but if you have a good temperature then you can take it before four inches. There must not be a high temperature where these actions are practiced.

Conclusion about germinating lettuce;

Through this article I mentioned all the details about germinating lettuce, this article is based on true experiences.
Mature lettuce plants
Mature lettuce plants 

Read the article totally so that you can understand better.

There are many related articles in my blog and this blog is about lettuce so if you want to read more articles then go through, it will be helpful for you.

Thank you for reading!

Also, read - benefits of eating lettuce

Watch this video on Germinating lettuce seeds

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

harvesting lettuce - Proper ways to harvest and plant lettuce

Harvesting lettuce - So you have cultivated lettuce successfully, but what's the benefit if you don't know the proper ways to harvest lettuce and plant lettuce? It's all waste of your time and effort.
Proper ways to harvest and plant lettuce- harvesting lettuce
Proper ways to harvest and plant lettuce- harvesting lettuce

Keep reading this article to avoid those mistake and improper ways, that people use while harvesting lettuce.

There are many benefits of eating lettuce so, people prefer to grow lettuce at home, and they must know the proper ways to harvest lettuce.

Lettuce is a lightweight and attractive vegetable, which is grown in almost all countries, everyone like to consume it, but cultivators must know the proper way to harvest so that they can get a good result and knowledge about it.

Table of contents:

  1. Things to keep in mind before harvesting lettuce,
  2. How to harvest lettuce?
  3. How to harvest lettuce seeds?
  4. Warnings while harvesting,
  5. What to do after harvesting?
  6. Time of harvesting lettuce?
  7. How to care before harvesting?
  8. Planting lettuce,
  9. Best types of lettuce to grow
  10. Lettuce seeds

Monday, April 29, 2019

All benefits of eating lettuce, explained in simple words

All benefits of eating lettuce, explain in simple words:

Well, there are many things to eat in this world but, does it feel good if you don't know what benefits you get after eating?

Not much, because everyone wants to make a habit of eating good and high nutritional foods, therefore it is necessary for everyone to know all the benefits of eating those things.

So in this article, you will come to know about, benefits of eating lettuce, Nutrition in lettuce, why should we eat lettuce daily? lettuce vs.other vegetables, ways to eat lettuce.

All benefits of eating lettuce|explained in simple words
All benefits of eating lettuce|explained in simple words 

Benefits of eating lettuce 

1.weight loss benefit 

Eating lettuce
Weight loss benefit of eating lettuce

There are many vitamins present in lettuce and because of low calories, it is helpful for those who are suffering from overweight and consumption of this plant regularly is a great method of losing weight, just you need to do is eat this every day after taking your meal and you will see a good result.

2.Good for bones -

Healthy bones lettuce
Healthy bones, lettuce

lettuce contains calcium and iron which is responsible for human bones, and that is why consumption of this plant will result in strong and healthy bones. But it doesn't mean that eating this once or twice a week will make you iron Man, take it regularly on a medium amount and you will see the benefits.

3. Reduces heart diseases

Lettuce benefits
Healthy heart- lettuce 

there are many diseases that occur due to lack of some simple vitamins or nutrition, and people suffer because of this but, if you consume lettuce regularly then you will stay free from all heart diseases.

4.Good health - 

Good health by eating lettuce
Good health by eating lettuce 

of course, this is a benefit which we get from many vegetables and fruits, but you will be happy when you will hear that lettuce was first used even as herbal medicine and, it was because lettuce has got much nutrition in it.

In this world, a lot of diseases have been found. And some diseases are very dangerous. But regular consumption of healthy nutritious food can keep you far and save from those diseases.

Not only this but people should also focus on all other green leafy vegetables and fruits because they contain a lot of nutrition in them and that nutrition is always required by the human body.

5. cures diabetes-

Lettuce cure diabetes
Lettuce cure diabetes

if you eat too much of sweet products and you worry, because diabetes is caused mainly because of eating sweet products in much amount. But if you consume lettuce regularly then you don't need to worry about diabetes, and it also helps to cure diabetes.

6. It keeps blood pressure under control - 

Image showing ,good blood pressure
Image shows, good blood pressure

this is a great benefit of consuming lettuce. if you consume lettuce daily then you don't need to worry about high or low blood pressure, it provides such nutrition which will always keep your blood pressure normal. thanks to Greeks who introduced it as a food crop.

7.Very helpful for pregnant women -

Lettuce is good for pregnant womens
Lettuce is good for pregnant women

while in pregnancy, there are many things which can cause bad effect on mother as well as for baby too, that's why they are forbidden to eat everything, to let their baby grow well, but beside this if they consume things like lettuce then it will be a positive impact on the health of mother and baby.

8. Controls some type of cancer -

Lettuce save people from cancer
Lettuce save people from cancer 

the present of some useful vitamins and omenga 3 in this plant, make it useful for us, there are different types of cancer, in case of lung cancer, lettuce prevents it to attack our lunch. This vitamin is present in all type of plants which are available in our environment.

Note - consumption of lettuce may help to prevent cancer, but it's not a treatment. (We do not guarantee for it).

9.sleep well

Lettuce causes sleep
Lettuce causes sleep 

Lettuce has some important fluids in it, which carries many useful benefits for us, this fluid can be found in all types of this plant, its main benefit for us is that it causes sleep, this means consumption of this plant results in good sleep. there are many people who don't get a good sleep because of tension, depression or any other factor. it is highly recommended to consume this plant if anyone has a sleeping problem.

10.lost of useful vitamins 

Lettuce contains all important vitamins
Lettuce contains all important vitamins

Lettuce is full of vitamins which are able to meet many types of nutrition requirements in the body, eating this will keep a balance of those vitamins to help the body grow well and healthy. Some examples of those vitamins are given below 
  • Vitamin A- This vitamin is required in many useful parts of our body, the most advantages gained by it goes to our vision power that is our eyes, ya sounds well! And regular consumption of lettuce will keep your eyes safe from all eye diseases, vision power is not decreased if you provide vitamin A regularly to your body.
Some more sources of vitamin A are -
  1. Carrots
  2. Papaya
  3. Barriers 
  4. Other dark green leafy vegetables-spinach,  broccoli
  5. Fruits - orange and yellow fruits 
  6. Juices 
  7. Eggs 
  • Vitamin c- this useful vitamin is also found in lettuce, its main job in our body is to glow our skin and makes our skin healthy, there are some more benefits of vitamin here 
Some more sources of vitamin c, are 
  1. Orange 
  2. Lemon 
  3. Unripe mango (not recommended for regular consumption)
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Potatoes
  6. Broccoli
  7. Tomatoes and its juices 
  8. Strawberries
  9. Spinach
  10. Cabbage
  • Vitamin k- it is an important vitamin for blood and bones, vitamin k helps in blood clotting system and it's also useless for the metabolism of human bones, there are some more useful benefits of vitamin k.lack of vitamin k can cause bleeding. and excess consumption of vitamins can cause kidney disease. (too much vitamin k)
Some more sources of vitamin k are -
  1. Spinach
  2. Broccoli
  3. Banana
  4. Other green leafy vegetables
  5. Fruits
  6. Cereals
  • Vitamin B, calcium, iron and some more useful things present in lettuce, are not mentioned in detail because they are almost benefited us like those vitamins which are already discussed in this article.

11.strong muscles and bones 

Regular consumption of lettuce is beneficial for human muscles
Regular consumption of lettuce is beneficial for human muscles

We have already discussed bones but it was about good and healthy bones, only and here we if we talk about muscles and bones then of course lettuce is very helpful for it. lettuce helps our muscles to grow well and consuming this plant while in workout age, will boost the growth of muscles, it is because this plant contains proteins, which is found in vegetables too. you can also consume cereals(beans)for protein.

12. Lettuce helps to kill the pain 

Lettuce is a pain killer
Lettuce is a pain killer

If you are a regular consumer of lettuce, you will never notice this benefit because you will never feel normal body pains, this is only because you are eating it daily, but for those who don't consume this, start consuming from now, become a lettuce consumer you will feel this benefit. 

Lettuce contains some chemicals which act as a pain killer there is no side effect of this benefit. The only thing you need to do is eat this daily either by boiling or in salads.

13.Always available for you

All the vegetables are not available throughout the year. This is because of the climatic condition requirements of plants. And people have to wait for the seasons so that they can get their favorite vegetables.
Benefits of eating lettuce
An image of lettuce

But it is available throughout the year. there are many types of lettuce and some of them are available to even in the summer season, you can either go to purchase them from the market or you can simply grow at your home and consume lettuce whole year.

The only thing you have to understand is that all lettuce is not similar, some have got a different taste, do you don't have to focus on the changes. Just take it as a source of nutrition for your health.

Some more information about lettuce 

Lettuce is an annual crop that was discovered by Greeks, at first they used it to produce oil and later on the consumption of its leaves started, and it was spread all over the world.
And people started eating its leaves as salads because it is a great vegetable for making the salad, in India, people call this by the name- lettuce leaves.

 There are many things you must know about lettuce. once in history a type of lettuce was considered as dangerous for consumption, it was because of some incident that happened in past, some people of a country were badly effected by consuming romaine lettuce, and it was because of a bacteria which occurred in lettuce from the irrigation system. and because of this, people stopped consuming this. but after deep research, it was found that the problem was not in lettuce but in the irrigation system.

So again people started consuming the plant as it was safe.

Types of lettuce 

There are different types of lettuce; 
  1. Romaine lettuce 
  2. Butter lettuce 
  3. Green leaf.
  4. Red leaf.
  5. Yellow.
  6. Arugula.
  7. Belgian Endive.

Proper ways of eating lettuce

There are many ways to eat lettuce buy it is necessary to know how and when you should eat. This is important because this could have some bad impacts too if it is consumed as  improper ways:
  • It can be eaten row but before eating this as salads, you must wash it thoroughly so that it doesn't contain any dust particle on its leaves.
  • Don't eat without washing. In many places, it is found that people are crazy about eating directly from fields.
  • If you don't like to eat this in salads then you can boil with a little salt and you can enjoy.
  • Don't eat discolor leaves because you may not know what are the causes behind discolored leaves. That is a problem found in many vegetables, and of course, it is going to be a bad impact if you eat lettuce in that way.
  • You can add in your soups, it may be any type of soup, lettuce is going to add more taste in it so feel free to add lettuce in your every soup.
  • Many people say that lettuce is a salad plant and denies to add on curry but, it's totally wrong. Of course, lettuce is a salad vegetable but it doesn't mean that it won't give you taste in other methods of eating.
  • Lettuce can be eaten even by adding on chicken meat or any other meat.
  • Taking it after your meal is highly recommended because it gives you a good taste and adds much more to your health.
  • Growing at home is one of the best ways to consume it for whole your whole life, try planting it at your home, click here to learn about growing lettuce.

Lettuce vs. other vegetables

Well, it is not a good choice to compare this plant with other vegetables but to make people focus more on lettuce, this comparison has been done.

Of course, lettuce is a vegetable but there are some special things about it, which makes it more special.

Below given points are the benefits of lettuce over other vegetables

  • It is an annual crop that can be grown and harvested all over the year, in the case of other vegetables there are many seasonal crops that are not available throughout the year.
  • It is a plant that can easily be grown at home and a single plant can be used up to 60 days-other vegetables are not the same as this, there are many crops that are harvested totally at once.
  • It is lightweight- many other vegetables become a burden in terms of storing and transportation.
  •  can easily be eater row- this benefit is not available with many other vegetables.
  •  more than 15 types available which allows people to choose their favorite among all those types.

Drawbacks of lettuce when compared with other vegetables

  • It cannot be stored for a long time - while there are many vegetables which can be stored up to a month.
  • It becomes unfresh after some days - some vegetables look as fresh as new, even for a week.
  • cannot be transported like other vegetables, it has been maintained with proper care.
  • These plant needs much more water to grow which may not be required by many other crops.
Final words (conclusion)

All the information given in this article are based on Internet research and from reality experiments, this article aims to help people who want to know about the benefits of eating lettuce.

Therefore: if you have any questions regarding this article then leave a comment below, let us know how was the article helpful for you.

Note-  we get benefits of eating every vegetable, but there are some like lettuce which also works as medicine food.

Regular consumption is the main thing. If people consume lettuce regularly then surely they will be benefited.

Never think that vegetables can cure every disease, but if you are suffering from any disease then you must go for treatment, and after that, you can continue eating healthy food like vegetables.

We do not guarantee for any diseases to be cured.

Also, read- how to grow lettuce?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

How to grow lettuce? Details about Growing lettuce

How to grow lettuce? Details Growing lettuce 

All information about growing lettuce. If you want to grow lettuce and wish to learn the process for growing lettuce then you are at the right place, keep reading.

In this article you will learn about, growing lettuce, planting lettuce, how to grow lettuce, thinks to keep in mind for Growing lettuce, and other important details about growing lettuce.

Image of lettuce
Lettuce plant in fields 

How to grow lettuce? Growing lettuce

Lettuce is an annual crop, it is known as one of the best vegetables among all others.

There are many benefits of eating lettuce.

Many people like to eat this plant because of its taste and healthy looks, but there are many people who want to eat but it's not available at their nearby market or they don't get the fresh one, so in this article I will cover everything by which you can grow it wherever you want, it can even be for commercial purposes or even for consumption.

Any type of soils are not suitable for growing it, there are some types of soils which can hurt its plant and the plant will die before the growing process.

So in this article, I will also tell you that how can you grow lettuce even in unsuitable soils.

There are many types of lettuce, more than 10 types and all those are  almost same but different by color and taste, some are almost green and some are yellow, you can also find this of red color, but one thing is common in all these types, that they Need same climatic  condition, temperate, water, and air, all this are common for many types of lettuce.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

romaine lettuce- what is romaine lettuce? Know in this article

What is romaine lettuce?

We all know that lettuce is a vegetable and it's good for health, but there are different types of lettuce, and in this article, we will talk about romaine lettuce, what Is romaine lettuce? How should we use it and why? is it good for our health? Benefits of eating lettuce

Keep reading this article you will understand in detail.
romaine lettuce |what is romaine lettuce ? Know in this article
romaine lettuce |what is romaine lettuce? Know in this article 

Romaine lettuce (cos lettuce )

It is a type of lettuce family also knows as Lactuca sativa.a variety of lettuce that is grown in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves from firm ribs down the side of their center.

It is also a type of lettuce like others.
It was first grown in North America, many people of that country liked this plant because of its taste and it is also a healthy crop with good nutrition value in it.

In North America romaine was sold as “hearts”
There was a simple technique of selling, the farmers cut the roots and removed the upper leaves to increase to looking quality of its leaves and after that, they sold it in the market.

But once in history, north Americans and Canadian health organization centers warned people to stop consuming this, as there were some reports which came out after certain research on it, the report said that people can get effected with adulterated pathogenic E. coli bacteria.

The issues was founded by north America, after consuming this, many people in some region  got sick, and the health agency of that country announced that people should not eat this because it's harmful  vegetable, in some states of North America, nearly 50 people got sick because of the plant, and finally government declared that this plant should no longer be eaten by the people in that country, not for public consumer neither by the restaurants.

This problem in this plant was also founded in other countries too, like Canada and the USA, there were several problems caused by this plant, like stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
But according to the report, there was not a serious problem which could lead to death, as not a single death was founded because of consuming romaine.

Is it safe to eat romaine lettuce now? (romaine lettuce updates)

Yes, it is safe to consume this now in 2019, as far as the earlier reports their problems found inside this, it was only because of a bacteria, which was believed to be caused by water harvesting sources and some more.

As now there are no certain cases which were founded earlier.

So we can easily consume romaine lettuce, but with some precautions like -

  1. Wash it nicely before consumption 
  2. Throw the roots and cook the rest parts only.
  3. Throw away the outer leaves. 
  4. Don't eat those with unhealthy leaves.
  5. Boil  in water before eating 
  6. Make salads by boiling the leaves.
  7. Take fresh one not the rotten.
  8. Grow the plants at your garden if possible 
  9. Eat this in limited quantity a day 
  10. Don't consume lettuce if you really don't like it.
Romaine lettuce
Other types of  lettuce in fields 

Why is romaine lettuce important?

It is very important for us because of its position in the vegetable category, it is one of the best vegetables, many people like to eat this, as compared to other vegetables, it is because of its taste and nutrition facts.

It is also a good looking vegetable. Which doesn't make you feel that you are taking a vegetable?
An image of lettuce
Leaves of lettuce 

Some benefits of taking romaine lettuce -

1. Good for health 

Like every other vegetable, this one too contains much nutrition which makes your health better, it is good for many things it cures many diseases too. daily consumption will result in better health and therefore a healthy life.

2. It cures anemia 

There are many types of chemicals present in this plant and if you are a  consumer of this plant then u might be happy that you are not going to suffer from anemia 
And if you are already suffering from anemia then start taking this plant now. It will boost your health and help to cure anemia.

3.Contains lots of vitamins

There are many types of vitamins present in this plant as well as in other types of lettuce, if you consume it daily then there will be a balance of all vitamins in your body and it will never make you feel a lack of nutrition in the body.

All vitamins present here, are good in many ways for many parts of our body, if you are newly known to it, then you must consume, it will give a better result.

4.Contains calcium and iron 

Calcium and iron are the nutrition that is responsible for the health of human bones, lack of calcium leads to weak bones, if you consume romaine, on regular basis then it will boost your bones by providing the required amount of calcium and nutrition.

It doesn't take much effort to grow this, the only thing you need to keep in mind is that the seeds of lettuce you buy, must be of good quality, we have a good experience with its seeds, you can buy the seeds in low costs online, check this page you will find listing of lettuce seeds, you can go with those options

How to grow romaine lettuce?

In order to grow romaine, you will have to follow some simple steps.

  1. Get good quality seeds, make sure that the seeds are from updated sources and promises to have a healthy plant.
  2. You need a small part of land where you can sow the seeds (nursery process).
  3. Add manures in the field, for good germination value.
  4. After sowing the seeds, make sure that you water the field.
  5. After that cover the whole part of land where you sow the seeds,
  6. After a few days, the seeds will grow up, water them again. ( lightly)
  7. Make sure to remove the seeds which grow along with the plant.
  8. When you see that the plant is ready( 4-5 inches) take them to the main field and sow plant them.

To learn more read my article about growing lettuce. Where I have explained the whole process for growing lettuce.

Romaine lettuce vs. spinach

Many people are still confused between romaine and spinach, it is either because of the same looks or, because of nutrition value and after factors.

So here are I will mention some points which will make you clearly between these two vegetables.

1. Romaine comes under the group of the lettuce family, it has all the features of lettuce, it requires the same temperature and climatic condition as required by its family whereas, spinach is a vegetable which also looks, like some of the types of lettuce, but it's not! 

2. They need different climatic condition while growing, they can be grown at their full potential during the same period, it may grow but they will not have the perfect features which are found on they when they are growing at their real season.

3. they have different tastes. Their taste is dar different from each other, both vegetables are known for eating their leaves, but different taste and feeling is found when it is eaten.

4. Different looks, they never look the same, there is always a difference between their looks, spinach grows along with spoon type leaves, from the time it starts growing but lettuce doesn't.

5. They need different time to grow, spinach grows very fast as compared to romaine lettuce, we can start eating spinach every after 20 days of growing.

6. Spinach needs much care while growing, because it is soft and also very weak plant.

7. They have different nutritional values.

romaine lettuce vs iceberg

Well, people must know the difference between romaine and iceburg because it is important for people to know, which one to choose from these two options, 

Well it is clear that both belong to the same family, and both are in the same category, but there are some differences which people must know to understand the conditions of these two vegetables and also their features.

1. They are different in shape - romaine generally looks taller, because it grows up words but iceburg is not the same as this, it grows wide and round, which is attractive.

2. They have different growing conditions - both need different Conditions to grow, we cannot grow both at every place, someplace is not suitable for this action, as romaine can be grown in more temperature but inceburg can't be.

3. Nutrition- both contain a different nutritional value in them, iceburg can be better.

4. Safety - iceburg is recommended highly when you are confused to choose one these two plants. Because romaine has been know to be containing some unhealthy bacteria which can be harmful to the health of the people.

5. Taste -, of course, they will be different in taste, Romaine is the winner here, it is admired by many people, but iceburg is not that popular.

Final words (conclusion)

This article was about romaine lettuce, all details that people must know about this, is given in this article, therefore if you feel that I have missed any point and any important information, then feel free to comment us.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

What is lettuce? all you need to know about lettuce

Lettuce - do you love taking lettuce at your meal? Do you know what is it, and how to use it properly?
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Keep reading this article and you are going to learn everything that you must know about lettuce, including benefits and methods to grow at your home.

In this article you will learn about:


What is lettuce? Lettuce meaning

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a vegetable which is grown in almost all countries of the world, they are of 5 types, differ from colors, taste, and looks, but these all types are king in taste, it is very attractive Vegetable which is almost as beautiful as flowers because of its looks.

All five types of lettuce are attractive and tasty, many people like them because of their taste. It is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin K, which helps you to keep your eyes and skin healthy.

It is a vegetable which is beneficial for our health.

What are the uses of lettuce?

It is mostly used for making salads, in India it is also known as (salad leaves) this plant is grown for its leaves which can be eaten in many ways, including salads, vegetable mixers, fry, etc. when it is grown, people do not add any artificial fertilizers, that is a good benefit of taking lettuce.

Its leaves are eaten in many parts of this world, some people also consume its steam. It is grown mainly for its leaves.

Beside eating leaves, it is also grown for its stem and seeds, which can be used in a different type of activities, as it is an important vegetable.

It is also used in many other fields, like medicine, herbal food, and decorations of parks, etc. (If you like to make your garden look fresh and beautiful without flowers, then this can be an option for you)

When was lettuce discovered?

It was first discovered by the ancient Egypt who used it from a weed and their seeds were taken to produce oil, into a food plant grown for its leaves and oil-rich seeds. It was founded by some Greeks and Romans and they kept the name as lettuce and the word lettuce is discovered.

Very soon the information about it spread and people all over the world came to know about it. and the consumption of this plant becomes very helpful, so people liked it and began to eat.

Some important points about lettuce

It is one of the beautiful vegetables because of its attractive leaves. It requires low temperature so that it can Flourish easily and obtain much nutrition from the soil, it also needs loose soil so that it can flourish easily and last long.


It can be grown in loamy soil, black soil and even in some more types of soils. but hard soil is not suitable for its cultivation because it is a soft plant which needs a lot of water to grow itself well, therefore you should keep in mind that less water can cause danger to the plant.

It is a plant which provides a lot of nutrition, it is helpful for curing different types of diseases, there are few side effects of eating them too much.

If you want to plant it at your home then you can easily follow these steps to grow lettuce at your home -

1. An area of land to plant (area depends on the amount of lettuce you want to plant)

2.keep a distance of 8-12 cm. among the plants. (See the distance shown in the image below)
Lettuce plant
Lettuce plant 

3.before planting seeds, ensure that the field was loosened 5 days before (should be loosened ever days)

4.  Water the field before planting seeds,

5.add natural fertilizers like cow dung, dried leaves  - 
Inorganic fertilizers cause harm to the plant, so keep those artificial fertilizers away from the plant, we founded that there is no use to artificial fertilizers on its cultivation, as we have an experience of growing lettuce from many years.

Anyhow, we can use artificial fertilizers during soil preparation, it will not cause too much harm to the plant, and after it gets totally mixed then it will help in the growth of the plant.

6. Plant seeds and water them after one day.
( To learn in details about the planting of lettuce crop, click here)

Lettuce is very useful for our health, it is easily available in the market, daily consumption will result in better health. so if you are thinking to become a consumer of it then go on, your health will be improved.
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How to eat lettuce?

There are many ways by which we can eat this plant, in case of many vegetables, there are a lot of ways to cook them for eating, it is because those vegetables don't have any side effects even if we eat them to grow.

Almost all vegetables are suitable for eating row but it doesn't taste well so, we prefer some vegetables which taste well even if we eat them raw, and this is one of those vegetables.

Though there are many ways of eating lettuce, some of them are mentioned below:

  • By making salads along with other green vegetables, salt, a little amount of oil and chili.
  • By frying lettuce along with potato.
  • It can be used in soups (any soup).
  • It is used in burgers.
  • We can use it to make curry.
  • It can be boiled in water along with salt.
  • It can be used in chow.
  • It is used in pizzas.
  • It is used in making many other,
  • Domino's products.
  • Added in sandwiches.

New recipes to try with lettuce (new idea from

  • Chicken lettuce - this is a great recipe, you may never have heard of this before, the process of making chicken lettuce is very simple and easy, I recommend to try this recipe once because I have a good experience with lettuce and its taste.

To make chicken lettuce Follow the methods given below 

  1. Take some lettuce and row chicken (as usual)
  2. Wash the chicken meat and lettuce too, now boil the lettuce leaves in water with salt.
  3. After that fry, the lettuce leaves in cooking oil for some minutes only.
  4. Take all the required spices and other tasty things.
  5. Fry the lettuce leaves again with chicken meat and enjoy your chicken lettuce.
  • Lettuce egg roll - this is one of the simple but very tasty and easy recipes, well it cannot be actually called a recipe but there is no such reason to deny for calling it a recipe. and it doesn't take much time to make lettuce egg role and believe me, it's much tastier than normal egg role.

Steps to make lettuce egg role are given below

  1. Boil the leaves after washing, just boil for some minutes only.
  2. Add some salt and Fry the leaves in cooking oil (for some minutes only)
  3. Make a mixer of egg with other things (used as usually) cut some leaves into small pieces and add in the mixture of the egg.
  4. Now keep the egg for fry and keep one leaf from upside.
  5. After a decent fry take off the egg and paste one lettuce leaf on the egg (one side was already pasted )
  6. Now again keep the egg for frying.
  7. Now you found that both sides of the egg are covered with. leaves
  8. You can take it for eating now. (can be used for a new cooking business idea)

Benefits of eating lettuce

Beneficial for pregnant women - the consumption of it, while in pregnancy, resulting in good health, both for mother and the baby, like other green leafy vegetable lettuce is also beneficial for pregnant women.

Consumption of lettuce reduces tension - this benefit was found by researches, and it was first tested in animals and after which they found that there were some changes in animals. 

Then it is highly recommended to eat lettuce because tension is a common and bad human problem, everyone carries tension for something, and those who use to be in tension for many things should eat lettuce daily it will bring changes.

Good for healthy body parts- consumption of lettuce keeps our body healthy, it is good for our bones and heart, which is a big benefit of eating lettuce. because it reduces the chance of heart diseases.

Prevents memory loss- this is a well-known benefit of eating lettuce. regular consumption of lettuce keeps the brain healthy and even to your memories.

Increases concentration power - the brain cells which are responsible for keeping you concentrated; can be caused damaged in some cases but if you consume lettuce regularly then you have 0% chances of meeting that accident.

so you might have understood why it is lettuce important for your health.

Weight loss- many people suffer from overweight and use a different type of artificial medicines to decrease their weight, but what if you hear that lettuce can reduce your weight? Yes! It's true, you will see a great change in your weight if you consume lettuce regularly.

Other vegetables which taste well if mixed with lettuce are -

The below-given methods are simple and it can be used very easily.
  • Potato - it is a vegetable which can be mixed with many vegetables, because potato is a regular vegetable in many parts of this world, if you don't know how to make lettuce with potato then follow this steps .there are different types of potato recipe which can be made through potato, lettuce can be added on all those methods.
A.cut potato and lettuce as usual and wash them nicely 
B.fry them together by adding  other important spices and materials 
C.after the curry seems ready, enjoy it 
(Isn't that simple ?)

  • Chicken - lettuce can be easily cooked with chicken and it will also give you a nice taste, first of all, you will have to boil lettuce after that you can fry it along with chicken the taste will be changed but you will enjoy it.
No other steps are needed to cook lettuce with chicken, just cook as usual.

It can also be cooked with other vegetables too, like -  cabbage, radish, and potato.

How to store lettuce at home?

Well buying or cultivating is a bit hard work but storage is not that hard, just you have to use your sense because storing includes, safety and long term use of lettuce plant.

After buying from the market first of all you will have to wash it very nicely there should no dirty things on its leaves. after washing it you will have to make it a bit dry so that its leaves don't get spoil.

Then you can keep lettuce at a dry and cool place where it doesn't get dehydrated soon. The best place for storing lettuce will be a refrigerator, where you can make a suitable place for keeping all your lettuce, which you bought and expect to use it for a week, ya you can store it even for a week.

Besides the refrigerator, you can also store it on your vegetable storing area but try to maintain distance between lettuce plant and other vegetables as it is a soft plant it gets un fresh very soon if it is kept in a crowd of other vegetables.

Routine for eating lettuce 

All the benefits which are obtained by consumption of lettuce, need a regular routine by which you can take it at equal intervals, this is very important.
It is a plant that doesn't taste well if you keep eating three-four times a day so it is highly recommended to take it daily at the same time you take.

For example, if you eat lettuce today at 2 Pm, then you eat tomorrow at the same time I.e. at 2 Pm, this keeps a distance of 24 hours and it helps your body to obtain nutrition easily and regularly.

Some useful and  important facts about lettuce 

  • Its plant becomes ready for consumption as soon as it starts growing, it doesn't matter whether the plant is mature or not, it can be used for consumption after 30 days of sowing seeds.

  • Its plants are of more than 20 types under 4 or 5 categories.
  • It is more than 3 times lighter than spinach, 6 to 7 times lighter then cabbage. if they are of the same quantity.

  • Ancient Greeks and Romans believe lettuce as the healthiest food because of its useful purposes like curing diseases.

  • Americans are the largest consumers of lettuce, that is thirty pounds lettuce is consumed by each person of America in a year.

Lettuce leaves
Height of lettuce plant 
  • Its plant can grow up to 3 feet (one meter long)if it gets high nutrition. and till it can be used for consumption.

  • Its plant must be used for commercial purposes or consumption when it grows up to 4 centimeters only.

  • The USA is the largest consumer of lettuce and China is the largest producer of lettuce, although it is cultivated in almost all parts of the world, more than 50% of lettuce consumed are from China.

  • It is a plant which can be found of more than eight colors, even red and light black lettuce are also available. other colors are yellow, green, dark green, etc.

Risk while growing lettuce

Well, if you want to grow this plant or even you are just a consumer then also it's important for you to know these risks which are very dangerous for lettuce while is grown,

It seems like cultivation is very easy, of course, it's easy when everything is in the favor of the cultivator, but if not then it's very difficult, some countries are not even suitable for growing lettuce, 

There are lots of risks which is experienced while growing lettuce, example;

1. Too much of rain - this is very dangerous for the plant, in many countries heavy rainfall result in failure of its cultivation, the leaves get broken and it starts dying, and once it is attacked by heavy rain, it can't be used anymore, the only thing which can be done from the damaged plants is, using it for fertilizer,

2. No water - in this case, the plants stop growing and its leaves become totally discolored and after that its value becomes zero, which means that it is no more what was excepted it to be, it can't be sold in the market, nor it can be used for eating.

3. High temperature - in this case, the leaves can't protect itself because it's very smooth and it turns into different could, seems like it has been burnt, and then the cultivators remove the affected leaves and use the rest, but it turns into a loss.

4. Unsuitable soil - many times, farmers fail to understand the suitability of the soil and they pretend to grow in it, but when the plant grows nearly for a month, it seems totally sold, there will be no big leaves as regular, the stems will be very thin, so here farmers can't take it to market because it looks totally weird and when people try to eat, then it gives a useless taste.

So these were some risks which people face which growing, there are many but I have mentioned the main problems.

Nowadays with the help of technology, it becomes very easy for the cultivators to grow lettuce, but it's used by 5-6% of farmers only.

Why is lettuce the best vegetable?

First of all, we must know that there are many vegetables which are best at their own taste and value, it is important for us to take all the vegetables regularly because they contain lots of benefits for us,

But still, there are many which have not been explored properly, because it may be either available in a low quantity of with less identity.

When we talk about lettuce, then, of course, it's one of the best vegetables. Anyhow it cannot be something which can make it different from vegetables.

But when we compare it with others then we will find many different and useful things which are not available in other vegetables like it can be grown without much necessary artificial fertilizers, and it is also very lightweight, decent taste and lots of nutrition.

This is the things which make this plant one of the best vegetable.

There are many other things.

Round lettuce

Did you know what is round lettuce? Well here will know about this, it is seen that many people want to know about this but let me say you, it is nothing more than lettuce which is round in shape.

Some type of plants grows totally round, they can be easily told as around vegetable.

There are three or four types of this plant.
I hope you understood which is it.

If you are still not clear with this then leave a comment we will answer you with more details.

Conclusion ( final words about this article)

Through this article, we aim to help people who are looking for details about lettuce and we have tried to mention all the important details lettuce.

All the information given in this article is based on the true experience of cultivation and from the collection of wide information.

In the future, we will keep updating this article with the latest information, so stay tuned with us.

If you have any questions regarding this article or if you have any doubt then feel free to comment below.

Note- this article is based on true experience.

Also, read our article on harvesting and planting lettuce.

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