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Planting Answered

If anybody has WORKING tips on how to plant successful plants, help would be appreciated...

especially lettuce.

Found this video on how to plant lettuce...

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HiraH3

4 months ago

Proper care should be given to these lettuce plants. Here are some vital tips


  • You should be able to sow additional seeds every two weeks for a continuous harvest throughout the growing season.
  • Fertilize 3 weeks after transplanting. Lettuce prefers soil that is high in humus, with plenty of compost and a steady supply of nitrogen to keep if growing fast. Use organic alfalfa meal or a slow-release fertilizer.
  • To plant a fall crop, create cool soil in August by moistening the ground and covering it with a bale of straw. A week later, the soil under the bale will be about 10°F (6°C) cooler than the rest of the garden. Sow a three-foot row of lettuce seeds every couple of weeks—just rotate the straw bale around the garden.
  • Mature lettuce gets bitter and woody and it will go bad quickly, so check your garden everyday.
  • As time passes, you will want to cut the whole plant from the ground.
  • It’s best to harvest lettuce in the morning before leaves have been exposed to sun.
  • Keep lettuce in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in a loose plastic bag.
Its advised to plant first in Polystone Potsas Soil within these kind of pot perches above a base water reservoir where the plant's roots can stretch down out of the soil and into the water for nourishment.

If using seed from packets, follow the instructions on time, depth, and watering.

IIRC, lettuce doesn't get planted too deeply, and if planted too far down, just won't reach sunlight fast enough to continue to grow (I hope you didn't think my last answer was smart alecky, I did mean that so many just toss seeds on top, or over water, or bury them like they have already had a funeral :-)

It needs to be planted 1/4 of an inch deep. (1 cm) It needs partially shaded sites that are sheltered by the wind.

Yes, I remember the shaded part (long time since I did any gardening), as too much direct sunlight will make the the lettuce heads break open and "go to seed" early and the edible portions will no longer be edible.