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What to do with my lettuce?

Posted by faltered Hamburg NY Z5/6 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 28, 06 at 9:09

I ordered some seeds back in January and received a few free packets to try. One of which was lettuce (not sure of the kind- I don't think it said).

I sowed these indoors a few days ago and they have sprouted. I have tons of lettuce all over! Guess I should have sowed with a lighter hand.

Anyway, my question is this: when can I plant these out? I'm not sure when is too early as we can still get frosts up through May. When do you all plant your lettuce out?

Thanks!

Tracy


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RE: What to do with my lettuce?

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 28, 06 at 17:38

Tracey,
I grow mine in pots. I already seeded them. I have the pots sitting on my porch. The lettuce starts to grow before last frost time that's why I planted the seeds already. I wish I could tell you exactly when. Maybe someone will have a better answer, but I can post when they start to sprout.
Remy


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RE: What to do with my lettuce?

I am hardening off some seedlings now, to plant later this week. Here is some info from the Cornell Hort. Department home gardening website:

"Transplants: Sow in 1-inch cells 3 to 4 weeks before transplanting outside. Harden seedlings by reducing water and temperature for 3 days before transplanting. Hardened plants should survive 20 F. Space crisphead transplants 12 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart. Space other varieties 6 to 10 inches apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart."

-Caroline


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RE: What to do with my lettuce?

Thanks Remy & Caroline!

I think I'll start hardening them off once they get a little bigger. I don't even have true leaves on them yet, so I have a few more weeks to go. Guess I'm just getting antsy!

Tracy


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RE: What to do with my lettuce?

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 31, 06 at 12:40

Tracy,
With this warm weather, mine started sprouting yesterday!
Remy


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RE: What to do with my lettuce?

It's April 13th and I live in Upstate NY south of Syracuse. Can I plant my lettuce seeds yet?
My blog has pics of some of my seedlings started indoors. I didn't start lettuce tho'.

Here is a link that might be useful: Musings at Windyridge Blog


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