Even if you are restricted to a window box, a few lettuces will pay for them selves in the first year. With prices at about a £1 a lettuce how can you afford not to.
I grow a mixed row of salad lettuce, I find the iceberg types lacking in all flavour, you might as well have a glass of water. Large leaf lettuce has a slight peppery flavour and certainly adds some colour to your salad dishes.
A traditional Bulgarian recipe using lettuce here
How to Grow Lettuce
1. Plant a few seeds every few weeks, and you will have fresh lettuce throughout the summer.
2. The variety shown in the picture survived through a Bulgarian winter and self seeded, I canít stop the stuff growing now! Cut it and it just regrows