Organic Lettuce may be planted in a patio/balcony environment by using containers or raised beds. Little Gem heads are 4-6" tall and 4" wide, perfect for container gardening. A 2- 5 gallon size container, with drainage hole,s will support many plants.. Fill with pre-fertilized potting soil 2-4 weeks before the last frost. Sprinkle seeds, cover with soil. Plants can be thinned to be spaced 6" apart. Place in semi shade location, lettuce grows best in cool weather. Keep soil moist and damp but not wet. If soil feels dry to the touch one inch deep, add water until it drains out the bottom of your pot. Harvest leaves anytime. The whole plant can be cut 2" above soil level when the plant is six inches tall. Leaves will continue to grow.