get your lettuce seeds out

helenh(z6 SW MO)August 2, 2013

More rain sprinkle some seeds around for fall.

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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

What kind of lettuce are you growing Helen?
I never liked the leaf lettuce that my dad grew, no crunch at all, but this year he grew a red leaf lettuce that was good.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 6:45AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I planted a Pinetree mix but I have lots of kinds. I think mixes are a good idea or plant a little of several kinds. I realized I don't need a large area of lettuce to supply me with all I can eat. I didn't take the time to prepare a very big area. I may plant some more soon and it would be nice if I were to label it. Last spring I had one that I thought was superior and didn't know what it was. I like buttercrunch but it takes longer to grow. I don't care for romaine. Black seeded Simpson is OK but I like a little more substance to the leaf. Put on some oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper and almost any kind is wonderful.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 1:48AM
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gldno1

If the rain every lets up enough for me to get in the garden, I would like to try some fall things too.

There are lots of things we can try. I have never done any fall planting except for garlic.

Here is a link that might be useful: August Gardening Calendar

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 6:37AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I need to try just mixing lettuce here and there in my flower beds I guess. My attempt at growing it in a container last year didn't go very well.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 5:59PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Last year was not a good year Christie. Lettuce can be very pretty. I love salads so I always plant too much. It doesn't take much for a salad if you have tomatoes, onions and cucumbers too. It has a time when it is good and then declines so probably a little now and some later that can be covered. I may try some radishes too. Sometimes I have luck with radishes and sometimes they are all tops. I don't expect leaf lettuce to be crunchy like iceburg. I know it is bad for you, but have you ever put bacon grease and vinegar on leaf lettuce?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 7:12PM
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