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 howtogardenguide.com, 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. Yardener.com recommends the following lettuce varieties for the fall: Marvel of Four Seasons,’ (butterhead), ‘Romance’ (Romaine), and ‘Canary Tongue’ (looseleaf).