I know you guys are dying to have an update on my "lettuce" so here you go:
But fortunatley I did find out why you should NOT plant lettuce in the summer (aside from the obvious picture). Ben's co-worker told him that if you plant lettuce in the spring, it will sprout up really quickly and grow little flowers... (see picture above...) so ben said, hmm... interesting.... (without mentioning that is exactly what ours did). So take note... only plant lettuce in the winter. I should probably read some instructions next year.