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Q.Lettuce Seeds

Zone L5N 4T8 | cbedford added on August 10, 2020 | Answered

My Daughter had great luck with lettuce this year – one plant looks like it has gone to seed. She cut off a portion but I am not sure where the seed is. This portion has not flowered yet. Are the seeds in the flower? Thanks for your help.

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Answered on August 12, 2020

No. The flower needs to form and finish. After this, the seed pods will swell and release seeds. Unfortunately, once the flower spike is cut off, the lettuce is no longer productive. The plant should be discarded at this point. Starting from fresh seed will be the best option from here.

Here is an article that will give you more tips on the care of lettuce:


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