- How do you treat head lettuce?
- Does lettuce come back after cutting?
- How often should you water lettuce?
- Can you harvest romaine lettuce more than once?
- Does lettuce need full sun?
- Why is it called a head of lettuce?
- How do I stop my lettuce from bolting?
- What to do with lettuce that has bolted?
- Why do my lettuce keep dying?
- What temperature will kill lettuce?
- How many hours of sun does lettuce need?
How do you treat head lettuce?
Transplant head lettuce in rows 12 to 18 inches apart with 10 to 12 inches between each plant. You don't need lettuce to develop deep roots. In fact, you want to encourage leaf growth over rooting. Lettuce watering should be light, frequent and consistent.
Does lettuce come back after cutting?
Head lettuce will die back, but most leaf-lettuce plants renew efforts to produce leaves, if regularly watered after trimming. Results will often be smaller than the original plant, but you may be able to harvest a second, good-tasting crop within as little as two weeks.
How often should you water lettuce?
Water your lettuce plants every day—and even more often if it is extremely hot and dry. The lettuce leaves are mostly water and will desiccate and wilt in strong sunlight and dry soil. Lettuce roots tend to be shallow, so frequent watering is more important than deep watering.
Can you harvest romaine lettuce more than once?
Provided that you harvest your lettuce plant correctly, a second harvest is often possible. However, if enough time passes and you've already harvested your plant (and new leaves aren't cropping up), you may be better off planting a second round of romaine.
Does lettuce need full sun?
Although lettuce grows fastest in full sun, it is one of the few vegetables that tolerates some shade. In fact, a spring crop often lasts longer if shaded from the afternoon sun as the season warms. ... Give lettuce fertile, well-drained, moist soil with plenty of rich organic matter and a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
Why is it called a head of lettuce?
Because it's said to have originated on the Aegean island of Cos, romaine is also called Cos lettuce. The term head lettuce describes those varieties on which the leaves grow in a dense rosette.
How do I stop my lettuce from bolting?
If you plant lettuce late and wish to avoid premature lettuce bolt, try using a shade cloth over the row to reduce the intensity of the light. Additionally, it is essential to fertilize new plants with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Make sure the plants receive plenty of moisture.
What to do with lettuce that has bolted?
Here are five things to do with bolted lettuce.
- Donate Bolted Lettuce to an Animal Shelter. ...
- Cut Plants Back to the Ground; Let Them Resprout. ...
- Let Plants Flower for Beneficial Insects and Pollinators. ...
- Collect the Seeds for Next Year's Garden. ...
- Use Bolted Lettuce as a Trap Crop.
Why do my lettuce keep dying?
Causes of Lettuce Damping Off
Too much moisture is the most common cause of damping off, as it makes seedlings much more susceptible to stem and root infections. Damping off usually a sign that you are overwatering or that the humidity is too high.
What temperature will kill lettuce?
Colder temperatures (26-31 degrees F.) may burn foliage but will not kill broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, mustard, onion, radish, and turnip. The real cold weather champs are beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, collards, kale, parsley, and spinach.
How many hours of sun does lettuce need?
Almost all varieties of lettuce are short-day plants. They need about ten to twelve hours of sunlight per day for their healthy growth. However, the term 'full sun' means any place that receives at least six hours of dappled or direct sunlight daily.