Lettuce likes to bolt in the hot sun, but there are a couple of ways to keep the greens coming all summer long.
Hack #1: Leaf Lettuce – Cut and Come Again – taking the outer leaves only, shocks the plant so it doesn’t think it’s matured.
Hack #2: Leaf Lettuce – Replant it – dig it up and move it to shock it once again.
Hack #3 Leaf and head lettuce – plant it in a shady spot. I like to plant mine behind anything that’s going to take a while to mature and is going to be around awhile. Since I let my peas grow on a trellis, I put my lettuce behind them and they just keep growing. This works with tomato plants, too. The only issue I’ve run into is with patty-pan squash that got enormous and shaded the lettuce completely.