Collecting Lettuce Seed
My lettuce that was planted in the early spring has gone to seed and is now ready to collect. Hopefully you left a few plants in your garden to go to seed as well.
It does seem to take a long time to let things go to seed. First you will notice your lettuce shoots up a tall stalk. Then it will bloom.
Finally, it will all turn to fluff, at which point you want to collect it before it all scatters. I just cut if off, and put it in a paper bag to catch the seeds as they fall. I'll keep it hung out of direct sun where it won't get wet for a few weeks.