1. Bibb Lettuce in Pots?

Asked by Anonymous - November 9, 2010

Can I grow bibb lettuce in a 6 inch pot?


2. Red Sails Lettuce and Romaine

Asked by Anonymous - March 11, 2011

I have Red Sails lettuce growing in pots indoors under grow lights and planted in Miracle Grow potting soil. The problem is that it keeps wilting before the leaves start to turn red. At first I had a batch that I over watered, and they developed root rot and all died. I watered it when the leaves were wilting. I have a new batch that I let the soil dry out before I water it. Every time I water, it starts wilting. The temp is around 68-70 degrees, sometimes around 72. Could it be bolting? All of the outside leaves had died on the Romaine, and what little leaves are left, are long and skinny.  It keeps growing more in the middle, making it taller. All my other herbs and chard are doing great. Could it be the temperature?

  • I don’t think it is bolting. How are you watering it? From above or below? If you are doing it from above, I would try watering from below instead. Also, don’t let the soil dry out completely before watering. It should just be dry to the touch on top. If you stick your finger into the soil, it should still be damp. This is the correct time to water it.

3. Harvesting Lettuce Leaves

Asked by Anonymous - April 26, 2011

How close to the base of the plant can leaves be harvested?


4. How Do I Harvest Romaine Lettuce?

Asked by tmlee1920 - April 29, 2011

How do I harvest romaine lettuce?

  • When the head gets to a size that you feel is big enough to pick, you can cut it off just above the ground. That is all tehre is to it.

    You can submerse it in cold water for five minutes and then gently move it around in the water to remove the dirt.

5. Commander Lettuce Maturity

Asked by sharls - May 17, 2011

How long does it take for commander lettuce to reach maturity, and how do I really know it’s ready? My lettuce has been in the ground for about 41 days. It has started forming heads but I’m not quite sure how big or firm they get or how to know they are ready for harvesting.


6. Black Beady Specks (Like Tiny Dirt Granules) All Over Lettuce

Asked by Anonymous - May 21, 2011

I have tons of tiny black beady things all over the lettuce in my garden. They are the size of tiny dirt granules. . . looks like someone sprinkled compost over my plants, but no one did. Are these pest eggs of some sort?


7. Leaf Lettuce

Asked by Anonymous - May 28, 2011

How do I know when to cut leaf lettuce growing in an oblong planter? Where do you cut it, and will it grow back to cut again?

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