|I planted iceberg lettuce. It was forming a good head than started to rot on the inside. Also my Romaine completely died out. Why am I having such a problem with the lettuce? I have a clay soil but the soil pH is fine. I water every day. Could this be too much water for lettuce?|
|Over-watering which results in soggy soil and extended periods of wet foliage which can promote decay in a number of garden plants. I should also point out that the head lettuces are difficult to grow successfully in your area. However the leaf lettuces do stupendously! |
For best results with lettuce, mix lots of compost into your clay soil prior to planting. Plant on slightly raised beds to divert excess water away from the plants. Select a leaf type lettuce, and water well every few days rather than daily.
Thanks for the question and good luck with your garden!