Here is how I start my Bibb Buttercrunch lettuce.
I use peat pots to start my seedlings. I get good germination rates (>90%) and the peat pots are easy to plant.
First soak the peat pots to full size:
Put another bucket on top with a weight to make sure all the peat pots are pushed into the water.
It takes a few hours for the peat pots to soak in the water and grow to full size. Put the full size peat pots in a tray and let them set there for about 15 minutes. Excess water in the peat pots can drain out into the tray.
The lettuce will be full grown within 45-60 days. Just cut the head off or pluck the leaves and leave the roots.The lettuce will grow back. Buttercrunch lettuce is easy to grow. It is an excellent foundation for any salad. The taste of freshly grown, organic lettuce, picked minutes before eating cannot be beat !