The Q&A Archives: What's going on with this lettuce?

Question: Hi There--
I tried to imbed a photo of the lettuce I'm writing about. It wouldn't accept it.

I'm growing , butter crunch and red sails in 1 gallon pots. The leaves on some of each variety, after they are a decent but not fully mature size, look like they're being gathered on the edges.
If this means nothing to you can you give me an email address to which I can send a photo? Thanks

Answer: The puckering can be weather related but there's also a virus that can attack lettuces in cool, wet spring weather. Puckering is the first sign, vein clearing is the second. If the veins in the leaves look normal, your lettuce is okay. If the veins begin to clear (you'll know it when you see it), the plant is infected and should be removed. We can't accept photos through this forum but if you can post it on one of the photo hosting websites and send up the link, we can check it out. Good luck with your lettuce.

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