Lettuce

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myfedora

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Now that we are putting a fence around our garden I am going to try lettuce heads. Last year I tried leaf lettuce and it was so bitter! Not sure what I did wrong.
 

Dale

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Gloria I usually plant the Mesclin mix of the different leaf lettuces. You did a great job growing the lettuce.
 

Gloria

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Dale I'll have to try the mix! I tried Red Sails last year but wasn't happy with it. ther was another I tried but I gave up on both. These are doing good for me! Hope my toms, cucs and peppers catch up with the lettuce..I love a good salad!!!
 

Randy

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Myfedora, I don't have an answer, but my guess is that it wasn't picked soon enough. But it would be a good idea to ask one of the experts at your county extension office about it or maybe one of the other buckeyes here can chime in. My wife is a buckeye (Mansfield) but she doesn't know anything about gardening.
 

Mainegal

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i've got to get my lettuce planted, will try some spinach again this yr if it doesn't do well then i won't try again. i had no luck last yr with it
 

richnkim

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I planted leaf lettuce and got about 10 pickings off of it. I pulled it out yesterday. Lettuce does not do good when the weather gets warm. It was beginning to get bugs and was getting a little tough and bitter. Maybe the weather has to be cool for it to be sweet.
 

Randy

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My older daughter and her husband just got back from NYC last night too. They had a good time, but there was also a bit of culture shock. LOL
 

Crabbergirl

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Just planted some more cabbage but it is way too hot for lettuce. I did have a great crop of lettuces.
 

Blueaussi

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My older daughter and her husband just got back from NYC last night too. They had a good time, but there was also a bit of culture shock. LOL
Oh, I was in upstate New York, in Schenectady, to be exact. I'm always blow away by the beautiful tulips they have up there.
 

Randy

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I have some family up there. My brother's younger daughter and her husband are in Schenectady. I don't stay in contact with them though. Or maybe I should say they don't stay in contact with me. I did in the past but didn't ever hear back from them. It's no big deal though. My brother keeps me posted anyway.
 


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