6 Must-Haves for a Vegetable Garden
Plant these basics and have the building blocks for a wide range of menus all summer long.
Lettuce grows fast from seed, so your family won’t have any excuse to skip their salad all summer long. Plus, the crisp freshness of garden-grown lettuce will make everybody sit up and take notice of the salad course.
Pick the outside leaves first; the rest of the plant will keep growing. For a crowd, cut the whole head off, leaving a couple of inches above the base. The plant will continue to produce more leaves. Try planting arugula for its peppery flavor and quick growing habit.
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