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May 17, 2020 11:30 AM CST
Lake Worth, Fl
I started lettuce seedlings and then it was cloudy for a few days so I'm wondering if they didn't get enough sun or heat? Overwatered? Or if it is nutrient deficiency? Newbie gardener here...lol
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May 17, 2020 11:33 AM CST
Lake Worth, Fl
Also, I now know I planted way too many for this container. I just started more with 6 seeds instead of this many lol. Learning as I go....hahah.
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May 17, 2020 12:08 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Hi again. I'm thinking they look ok. I always plant lettuce thick. The only problem I see is that you are entering a very narrow window to grow lettuce. I planted mine on March 5, and that's late for me. Lettuce is a cool weather crop, and temps above 80 degrees causes it to bolt, flowering and setting seed, which makes it bitter and inedible. You will want to grow it in at least half shade during the day. This will help it. I'm trying to finish up harvesting my lettuce and spinach now the weather has turned very warm. Pics below of lettuce and spinach about three weeks after planting. The good thing it that it can be harvested when the leaves are very small. Just cut off the individual leaves.
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May 17, 2020 12:30 PM CST
Lake Worth, Fl
Okay thank you!i was just thinking to myself I think I'm giving it to much sun because it's a cool weather plant. And then your response just reassured that, so thank you! I'll keep it in the shade on my patio or maybe in my east facing window that gets very good sun..? Afraid of the heat outside killing it ...
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May 17, 2020 1:38 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I think it would do just fine inside!
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