Lettuce in zone 5...here comes trouble!
I would like to try to grow lettuce again this year. I have only been gardening for 3 years and have tried lettuce each year unsuccessfully. I am in zone 5, west central Illinois. I don't have any type of irrigation system and it gets very dry here. Also, my garden is in full sun, which I think is part of my problem. Could I grow lettuce in containers on the porch? Should I make a lettuce tent to shade it? What types of lettuce are easy growers and plentiful? Thanks for any advice.