Anytime the Phactors get garden lettuce prior to May it's considered to be a successful start to the gardening season. It's hard to argue with garden fresh lettuce (and spring onions). TPP uses big old black plastic pots or planter boxes and a row cover material. Bibb and romaine lettuces (which come as plantlets), as well as broccoli, grow very well and have no problem with frosty nights. Last night our spring lettuce salad was one of those simple pleasures of life provided by a garden. The narcissi in the vase were another.