I had a bit of a surprise when I took my recently purchased lettuce out of its plastic packaging. In the past, I have bought greenhouse lettuce from Quebec that is sold as a bare-root plant. I like it because it is local, and also because it stays nice and fresh. This most recent time I thought I was buying a similar product with the only difference being that I got two plants instead of one. But when I opened it up, it was actually 6 plants. There were two little 1 1/2" pots with soil and each pot had three different kinds of lettuce in it. Who knew you could grow so much lettuce in such a tiny pot. I decided to put the lettuce on the windowsill and give it a good water. The plants drooped quite a bit so I've moved them away from the window and they are slowly perking up. Next time, I will keep them away from the window at first and put a clear plastic bag loosely over them to preserve moisture. Then I should have some growing lettuce on my counter. And I'm thinking about how much lettuce can be grown in a small amount of soil if you fertilize the heck out of it. That will be worth experimenting with this summer.