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Vegetables to grow during fall

By: Steve Pollak on Aug. 26, 2010, 12:10 p.m.

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There is a reason that lettuce is often a base for salads, snacking and displaying: It is affordable, easy to grow, and delicious. According to, lettuce is a favorite in the garden, too. It is one of the first crops that can be planted, and can bloom a few weeks into the frost season. It doesn’t take a lot of room, has a shallow root system, and is fine with only about 5 hours of sunlight a day. recommends the following lettuce varieties for the fall: Marvel of Four Seasons,’ (butterhead), ‘Romance’ (Romaine), and ‘Canary Tongue’ (looseleaf).