Best lettuce for fall/winter

ole_dawg(7 UpCountry SC)October 6, 2007

I have the following lettuce seed with come already strouterd. what is best for the cold weather?

TYPE VARITY

LETTUCE Magenta, Red Summer Crisp, Pelletized

LETTUCE WaldmannÂs Dark Green Loose Leaf,

LETTUCE Concept, Green Summer Crisp, Pelletized

LETTUCE Focea, Green Butterhead, Pelletized

LETTUCE Ermosa, Green Butterhead, Pelletized

LETTUCE Coastal Star, Green Romaine, Pelletized

LETTUCE PIC 714, Green Romaine, Pelletized

LETTUCE Sylvesta, Green Butterhead, Pelletized

LETTUCE Baby Star, Green Romaine

LETTUCE Little Gem, Boston Bibb

LETTUCE Red Sails, Red Loose Leaf

LETTUCE Green Ice, Green Loose Leaf

LETTUCE Craquerelle du Midi, Summer Green Romaine

LETTUCE Tropicana, Green Leaf, pelletized

LETTUCE Simpson Elite, Green Leaf

LETTUCE JERICHO, Romaine

LETTUCE NEW RED FIRE

?? JAPANESSE MIZUNA

LETTUCE NEVADA, SUMMER CRISP

LETTUCE ANUENUE, SUMMER CRISP

SWISS CHARD Bright Lights, Multicolor Decorticated

KALE, HYBRID WinterBor

KALE, HYBRID RedBor

KALE Red Russian

KALE Siberian Kale

COLLARDS Vates

COLLARDS Georgia Southern

Thanks,

1eyedJack and the Dawg

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catherine_nm

I think you're over thinking this. Maybe some that are specifically labeled "summer" won't be the best choices, but they might surprise you.

I would just say, plant plenty of the red varieties, the cooler weather makes them color up beautifully.

Get the kales and chard in SOON as they really grow slower than the lettuce (at least in my garden).

I haven't tried collards, but I have flowering kale and flowering cabbage in the garden now--transplants I bought at the grocery store because they were pretty. ;-) After a couple of frosts I'm going to try them for taste. I've heard they taste almost as good as the varieties selected for culinary purposes.

I planted transplants in pretty diagonal patterns (green lettuce, red lettuce, , green lettuce, kale, red chard, then repeat with red lettuce and so on). My fall/winter garden is in the front yard, as it is the south side of the house, and it is also more likely to get my attention when the weather gets cold. Anyway, I want it to look nice before the cover goes on it, so it is a bit decorative, too.

Good luck

Catherine

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