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Best lettuce for fall/winter

Posted by ole_dawg 7 upcountry SC (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 07 at 12:38

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 Waldmanns 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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RE: Best lettuce for fall/winter

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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