I planted my lettuce in the Spring on the North along my foundation where it only gets a few hours of sun each day. It has grown beautifully, hasn't bolted yet (except for the Arugula), is delicious and makes a very pretty foundation planting!
I sowed the seed, then covered it with wood chips, and then watered. I alternated red and green varieties for visual interest since it's a feature in the front of my house.
This picture was taken this morning, it's making me hungry.