Big and beautiful bibb lettuce offers the fast-growing heavy rosettes of frilled crispy green leaves edged in radiant burgundy-red. Delicious for salads and lovely in the garden.
Savor young thinnings in your first spring salads. Then harvest plants by cutting mature heads when they feel firm and well-filled out. Be sure to thin properly and keep evenly moist for sweet tasting, full heads. Pull and discard or compost over-mature plants if they begin to elongate (“bolt”) in hot weather as leaves turn bitter at this stage.