Answer: Leafy lettuces such as Romaine can be harvested all at once (usually about 30 days after planting), or you can harvest a few leaves at a time by breaking them away from the plant. If you take just the larger, older leaves, and tear rather than cut them off, the center of the plant will continue to produce new leaves for several weeks. If you harvest the entire plant all at once, gently pull it out of the ground and then cut the roots off. Don't allow the plants to remain in the garden too long - the leaves will toughen and turn bitter. Welcome to the world of gardening - hope you have a terrific harvest from your first garden!
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