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  • When to harvest lettuce?

     James updated 5 months ago 7 Members · 16 Posts
  • Roseann

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    I don’t think there is anything wrong really, I’m just curious when I
    should harvest these? This is the first time I’ve grown lettuce.

  • Denny

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Start harvesting lettuce as soon as it’s worthwhile: if you have a lot and wait until it’s “ready”, most of it will be past its best when you eat it, because, in the heat, it grows so quickly.

  • Roseann

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks, tomorrow is the day i’ll be having it with my lunch

  • Aldereen

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Hi Roseann it looks good

  • Roseann

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Hi yes thanks for saying that, im going out and harvest these soon

  • Roseann

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Here it is, it was lovely.

    • Shanice Yearwood

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Beautiful and looks so fresh and crisp

  • Denny

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Good work

  • Jade

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Great job!!! Roseann ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  • Jade

    Member
    January 12, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Any tips Roseann on growing lettuce. How to stop the pest? Great tasting lettuce? What about planting iceberg lettuce?

    • Roseann

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      Here is what works for me but I would still suggest you try it, for growing healthy lettuce, use a good quality soil mix which has plenty of organic matter, such as compost and peat. You can also add well-rotted manure or compost additionally. The soil you use must be loamy and well-drained and doesnโ€™t hold water too much.

      In shallow pots, you may need to water frequently so that the plant will not dry out completely. Make sure that you not only keep the soil slightly moist but also avoid to over water your container grown lettuces as over watering can kill the plants due to root rot.

      Because lettuce plants mature quickly, a single or double application of fertilizer is usually all that is needed to boost the production. Before you fertilize, wait for a few weeks to allow the seedlings to establish.

      Growing lettuces in containers require care from leaf eating insects. However, if the plants are healthy there are fewer chances of infestation of pests or diseases. Mildew, leaf spot, rot and a variety of bacterial infections are common diseases that can attack lettuce.

      I usually spray before I see any pests this way they donโ€™t come.

      Do you have any photos you can share with us?

      • Jade

        Member
        January 12, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        thank you

    • Roseann

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      As for iceberg I guess you can try the same method.

    • Corey

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      Try BT powder from Carters or neem, thank me later.

    • Corey

      Member
      January 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      BT or neem for the pest is what I meant

  • James

    Member
    January 13, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Up and coming in my garden

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