Lettuce Plants
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Lettuce doesn’t look like pics?

Zone 17402 | Mkamenik added on June 6, 2019 | Answered

Hello! I am new to gradening. I’ve decide to try and grow lettuce in a “patio box” garden. It’s artic king lettuce. My issue is, I’m not sure if it’s growing properly, it doesn’t look like the pics I’ve seen of this lettuce. I’ll also note that I have romaine growing in the garden as well, I planted the artic king since only one of my romaine seemed to be growing. So I guess this could be romaine? It still doesn’t look right for romaine though. Can you help? Is something wrong with my lettuce? Thanks!!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 7, 2019

I am seeing some great looking lettuce in your garden!

My research shows your Artic King looking very much like the images I pulled up.

Romaine can be a bit tricky to get the tight upright growth pattern.
The key to growing crisp, sweet Romaine lettuce, is to get it growing at a fast pace. That means plenty of water, and a healthy dose of fertilizer.

Tip: When transplanting lettuce in hot weather, place some form of sun shade over the plant for a couple of days. Any makeshift shade will do.

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