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    Default winter density lettuce dying!?

    Please see attached pic of winter density lettuce in the greenhouse.

    It is not looking very good

    Before I put it in the greenhouse, it was in the conservatory and looked very healthy, but since putting in greenhouse it has become sort of soggy and is looking generally crap!

    Any ideas why? Is the increase in humidity not good? Or maybe the increas in temperature within the greenhouse?

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    Your lettuce needs thinning out, the plants are far too close together.

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    Yes - I am actually doing that today!

    But is that the likely reason for the leaves going soggy?

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    It's been used to the conservatory and now it's been chucked into a cold greenhouse. A bit of a shock to the system.

    And the compost being depleted. Tends to make leaves go a bit yellow.


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    ok. Well, I have feeling this is the end of these lettuce!!!!

    I will take more care in future...

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    Thin into 3" pots with fresh compost, they may well come good.

    Then pot on once established, finnishing in at least 6" pots one plant per pot.

    You should get early lettuce with a bit of luck.

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    ok thank you for the help...

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    They've covered it all, really.

    In future: they're a winter variety, so they don't need to be indoors. They've been bred to be tough, so have them outside.

    Indoors, they've grown too soft & floppy, and delicate. Then, when you moved them to a harsher, colder environment, they collapsed.
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