|Is it too late to plant lettuce in Mississippi? (or too early?) Are there any lettuces that do well in containers? Thanks!|
|It is too late. When the days begin to get longer, which they are now, lettuce is stimulated to bolt (send up a seed stalk). It then ceases to produce more leaves and the existing leaves are too bitter to be tasty. |
Wait until the weather cools down in fall to plant lettuce. Your County Extension Office (phone 601-841-9000) most likely has some free information of when to plant veggies in your area.
Regarding container growing, all lettuces do well in containers. For best results, use a container that holds at least one gallon of soil.
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