It’s a hot September this year but you can still enjoy lettuce from the garden.
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce grown in tent.
You just need to find a shady spot to throw your lettuce seeds, like under your tomato plants. A hoop tent works even better. I used a seed packet of Black Seeded Simpson lettuce. I sprinkle the seeds on rich soil, sprinkle a fine layer of dirt on top, keep it watered and, in a week or so they are starting to germinate. When the greens are just big enough to cut for a salad, I clip as much as I need with a scissors. They grow back almost overnight.
Nasturtium in bloom
My Nasturtium seeds were planted in the corners of my raised beds in June. Be sure that you lightly sand your seeds with a nail file before planting. Now, in early September my Nasturtium are full grown and I enjoy the luxury of lovely lemony/peppery Nasturtium flowers in my salad every day.