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How to Grow Romain Lettuce
If you are still learning on how to grow the Romain lettuce, I say that you are making the right decision. This kind of lettuce are the least likely you can purchase in the market for a one simple reason, its leaves are very vulnerable and fragile, as a result, this can easily be damaged once they are shipped. As a result, the commercial growers choose not to grow this kind of lettuce. With this, in my opinion, can be somewhat frustrating. The Romain lettuce is considered to be one of the tastiest kind of lettuce. The deep green color of the leaves make them even more flavorful in contrast to the butter head lettuce and crisphead lettuce - two kinds of lettuce that can easily be purchased in the market.
On the other hand, the great thing is that, it is just easy to grow a Boggiatto's romaine hearts as with the other varieties of lettuce. As a matter of fact, if you happen to live in a warmer environment or climate, this kind of lettuce is the best choice since the Romain lettuce are more tolerant to heat that any other kinds of lettuce. Like any other kinds of lettuce, the Romain lettuce variety has a lot of healthy antioxidants. As a matter of fact, this kind of vegetable is included in the list of food by the American Institute of Cancer Research that is able to fight off cancer. In addition to this, it also have an abundance of Vitamin A, C and K as well as folic acid and beta-carotene among others.
In order to grow the Romain lettuce, here are a couple of things that you should prepare so you can anticipate an incredibly bountiful harvest of lettuce:
The area that you plan to grow the Romain lettuce must be very appropriate. First and foremost, you need to live in a warmer climate and it is best that you opt for an area where it is shaded by the trees. Or else, you can choose to improvise a shade so that the lettuce will not be exposed to too much sun. another thing is that, you also need to prepare the plot so as to make it appropriate for planting the Romain lettuce. The best thing you can do is to prepare the raised bed for the lettuce. In addition, you can also add some fertilizers suitable for lettuce a couple of weeks before you plant the lettuce seeds, see product specifications here!
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