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Salad and Leafy Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula

With dozens of leafy, salad vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what lettuce, spinach and arugula will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Sangria Lettuce is Striking Red Butterhead
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Lettuce <em>&lsquo;Sangria&rsquo;</em>

This butterhead type matures to form a loose heart with soft leaves, and a pretty red flush that will brighten up a salad. Easy to grow and quick to mature, it does well in poorer soil and has some resistance to mildew.

Sow: Early spring to late summer
Harvest: Late spring to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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