Seeds of heirloom lettuce varieties and wild salad greens, bitter herbs and wild lettuce. At first, lettuce seems like a very unassuming vegetable plant - until you have taken a closer look and discovered that the diversity of species is huge. Already conventional lettuce (Lactuca sativa) can be divided into numerous types, such as for example butter lettuce, looseleaf lettuce, chinese and batavia lettuce, heading, romaine, iceberg, buttercrunch and many more.
Then there are the various forms of endive (Cichorium endivia), the chicory (Cichorium intybus), the baby leaf varieties and all the other salad greens like arugula, purslane, corn salad or spoonwort. All these types of lettuce and salad are very easy to cultivate and can be regularly regrown during the season. They are very healthy and much tastier if you harvest them from the garden.