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April 2008

Lettuce

lettuce
Bolted already? Maybe next week's crop succession will look better.
Photo by Gina Lozier

Washington state holds a small but important place in national lettuce production. All around the Pacific Northwest, home gardeners can add to the green of spring by planting their own crop. Our new gardening columnist shows you how.

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April 2008

Quick links
Here is a plant list as well as live links for sites mentioned in the April 2008 .pdf format:

Learn more about miner's lettuce

Bountiful Container, by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey

Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, by Steve Solomon

 

Lettuce nutrients - a comparison (per 100 grams)
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Type

Protein

Fiber

Calcium

Iron

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin K

Butterhead

1.35 g

1.1 g

35 mg

1.24 mg

3312 IU

3.7 mg

102.3 mcg

Green leaf

1.36 g

1.3 g

18 mg

0.86 mg

7405 IU

18 mg

173.6 mcg

Iceberg

0.90 g

1.2 g

18 mg

0.41 mg

 502 IU

2.8 mg

 24.1 mcg

Red leaf

1.33 g

0.90 g

33 mg

1.20 mg

7492 IU

3.7 mg

140.3 mcg

Romaine

1.23 g

2.1 g

33 mg

0.97 mg

5807 IU

24 mg

102.5 mcg

Spinach

2.86 g

2.2 g

99 mg

2.71 mg

9377 IU

28.1 mg

482.9 mcg

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