How to harvest lettuce so it grows back?

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  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Jun 12, 2018
    If you are growing leaf lettuce pick individual leaves from the outside of the plant leaving the center growing. Head lettuce will not grow back since you pick the whole plant.
  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Jun 12, 2018
    Just cut off the tops (leaves) of the plant and leave the root so the plant can continue to grow. The more you trim, the more you get.
  • Russbow Russbow on Jun 12, 2018
    Cut the LOWEST leaves, NOT the top, for continued growth all season. Been doing it for 30+ years
  • Mindshift Mindshift on Jun 12, 2018
    Lettuce does not grow back; it is an annual plant. Rather, you harvest the bottom leaves as it grows new leaves. This is best done with leaf lettuce. Once the weather becomes hot your lettuce will begin to bolt (flower). The center will elongate and become a stem with flowers. Don't wait until this happens to harvest the entire plant because the lettuce can get bitter. Here is an article explaining: