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cslavens
May 3, 2016 10:00 PM CST
Greetings...

1st attempt at growing head lettuce....do I pick the leaves as they grow out or not? If it's head lettuce...I would assume the leaves would fold in and make the ball....I transplanted them this evening so they have more space....

Assistance please!!
Thanks...

Cindy
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Zencat
May 3, 2016 10:18 PM CST
You should be seeing the 'head' growing inside. A little more time is all that's needed. They look great, BTW.

cslavens
May 4, 2016 6:30 AM CST
Thank you Zencat.....I appreciate your kind words of support!!
Have a GREAT day!! Happy Gardening!! Hurray! Thank You!
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Zencat
May 4, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Keep us posted with how they do, please. Thumbs up
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Weedwhacker
May 4, 2016 7:38 AM CST
Welcome to garden.org, Cindy!

If you're growing head lettuce you wouldn't want to be harvesting leaves as the plant grows, you need to let it mature and form the head. (I wouldn't think it could hurt to snitch a few of the outside leaves here and there, though Smiling )
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abhege
May 4, 2016 4:11 PM CST
And different varieties will have a different firmness/size of head. If you know your variety, maybe look up the description. Head lettuce will never be like the iceburg you buy in the store, so much better!!!

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