While some lettuces can be grown intensively at a close spacing with success, it is best to allow at least a 12-inch (30 cm.) Not so, you just have to know when to plant it. The plant will get taller and you pick, with new leaves popping out all the time. Trim off less lively leaves. It’s doing well and have gotten a couple Of meals from it so far. This allows for the formation of the variety’s signature loose leaf head. spacing between Bibb plants. Usually sold as Organically, Hydroponically grown lettuce. Growing butter or Bibb lettuce is very similar to growing any other type of lettuce, with the exception of space. 10. I stared in a water dish and transferred to the garden. Buy living lettuce. Butter Lettuce. There are bright green leaves, deep purple-red and a calico mixture of the two. The great thing about this type of lettuce is it's ready to start harvesting in just a few weeks and you don't have to wait for the plant to mature before you can start enjoying your tasty crop. First, that lettuce is hard to grow. Place in a glass of filtered water for a few days in a window sill. Lettuce grows best in full sun, though excessive heat can cause plants to bolt to seed, or leaves to wilt. Jennifer Lawson (@guest_7036) #7036. It's all the same variety. Butter lettuces and other loosely heading varieties of lettuce will regrow from the central crown if it is left intact. I have butter lettuce growing in my garden from kitchen scraps. The problem with this is that if you wait that long in Texas you can have as little as 2 weeks until the temps are consistently in the mid- 80′s. Pick the outer leaves from these plants as harvest, but leave the center alone where new little leaves are forming. 6 months ago I regrew romaine lettuce that I purchased from Publix in the 3-pack bag. The same goes for the colors too. For an early start, seeds can be started in flats 4 weeks prior to the last frost and transplanted outdoors in mid to late spring. If you read many of the labels on lettuce sold in Texas, the labels say to plant after all danger of frost has passed. The green tend to be a little more tender, but both prove just as buttery and satisfying on the palate. Butter lettuce is so easy to grow even black thumb gardeners will have success. Plant in rich soil up to base of … Clip off outer leaves and use. Heading Lettuce The roots were still attached when purchased. Leave the core leaves intact. Find butter lettuce either as butter lettuce or under the names Bibb or Boston. Reply.