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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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Delicato Lettuce has Extra Dark Red Leaves
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Lettuce <em>&lsquo;Delicato&rsquo;</em>

Loose leaf lettuces are the quickest and easiest to grow, either as cut-and-come-again baby leaves or for harvesting whole when mature. This deep red oakleaf variety has a pleasant flavor.

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

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