Leaf lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow in a container.
We have everything you need to grow your own organic leaf lettuce.
Your kit will include the lettuce seed of your choice from the 2 pictured below ( enough seed for 4 plantings)
1 – 10 inch planter bowl
certified organic potting soil.
Contact us ahead with your lettuce seed choice and the time and day you want to pick it up. We will have it ready for you in our self service Farmstand
$8.00 for the complete kit
Fill your container with soil
Sprinkle your seed
Lightly cover with soil
Lightly press the soil for good seed/soil contact
Place your container in a spot where it will receive about half day of sun (morning is better than afternoon) and where you won’t forget to water it. If bunnies are a problem, place it on a table or somewhere out of their reach.
Water when the top of the soil is dry or any time until the lettuce is growing and established. Continue to water whenever the soil is dry on top or the lettuce starts to wilt. That could be daily in the heat of summer. Moving your container to shade will help with that.
When your lettuce is tall enough to harvest, use scissors or a serrated knife to cut about half inch above the roots. More lettuce will grow from the plant. Depending on the conditions (heat), you can usually get 3 cuttings from 1 planting.
When the last cutting is finished, pull the plants out – shake off as much soil as possible. You can add the finished plants to your compost. Now you can plant another batch of lettuce!
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