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Grow & Care - Lettuce





Fast Facts




Light Requirements Full sun (at least six hours daily).
Temperature Adaptations Semi-hardy - plant a week or two before the expected date of last frost
Acidity (pH) Tolerance 6.8 to 6.0 pH
Salinity (Ec) Tolerance 1.3
How Pollinated Self-pollinating
Growth Habits Annual


Additional Information



Fertilizer Requirements

Use an all-purpose fertilizer at the time of planting. Animal manures and compost should be added to the soil when possible.

Water Utilization

Regular irrigation: keep soil moist, but avoid overwatering. Do not let plants wilt.

Plant Development and Care

Lettuce plants will germinate in cool soils (32 F to 40 F) and grow quickly in these conditions.

Lettuce should not be subjected to wet, dry, wet, dry soil cycles. Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

Pick when greens are young, tender and mild flavored. Begin cutting greens when they are about 2" tall.

Head lettuce is more difficult to grow than leaf lettuce varieties. It has very particular climate, soil and cultural requirement for successful growth.

Germination Time (Days)

49 days at 32 F
15 days at 41 F
7 days at 50 F
4 days at 59 F
3 days at 68 F
2 days at 77 F to 90 F

Seed Germination and Temperature Range

60 F

Common Fertilizer Deficiencies





Lettuce

Tips

Leaf lettuce varieties lend themselves to mixed plantings in container gardens.

 

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