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  • #91
    Planted my lettuce into buckets on the 31st March, I've left them in the GH for now.

    forgot to post this earlier.
    Location....East Midlands.

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    • #92
      I’ve put some lettuce seedlings outside to harden up a bit,I want to plant them out soon into a little trug
      Location : Essex

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
        My first sowing of the year, just 5 - 6 seeds of each in a 1/4 seed tray, left on a bedroom window sill.

        Valmaine
        Mazur
        Little Gem
        All Year Round
        Frisee de Beauregard
        Lollo Rossa
        Rocket
        Green Salad Bowl
        Lobjoits Green Cos
        Red Salad bowl.
        The lettuce is doing well, I’ve been picking a few leaves most days.

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        Location....East Midlands.

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        • #94
          Nice one Bren in Pots

          My early sowing didn't come to anything. Lettuce is my nemesis every year (quite frustrating when it's always in the 'easiest things to grow' lists lol).

          I sowed another batch last week (16 April) - 'All Year Round' & 'Catalogna'.

          The Catalogna have come up in abundance. The AYR don't seem to have done much - maybe a sprout or two.

          I don't know what it is with me & AYR. They never seem to sprout well for me but I've checked seed viability by chitting & there's nothing wrong there - it really is something I'm doing
          Location: SE Wales about 1250ft up

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          • #95
            Andraste I also had a problem with AYR not germinating looking at the my photo above I can’t see any AYR amongst them.
            When it stops raining ​​​​​​ I’ll have a look at those growing in the troughs.
            Location....East Midlands.

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            • #96
              I have been picking lettuce for the last few weeks and yes Bren I know I should have been posting at present most are growing in my tomato bed in the greenhouse but I do have some growing in plug trays as well, mostly little gem but do have some oak leaf lettuce as well, so will try in future to post when and what I am sowing, one of the things I tell members of the Garden Club is to label and record what and when you sow seed, but then it's not "do as I do, but do as I say". You have no idea the abuse I receive when I get caught out on that one.
              it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

              Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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              • #97
                My oriental are bolting now, actually wondered about planting them out amongst flowering beds in the garden for the wildlife to enjoy the flowers? (Or leaves)
                What do you think?
                Last edited by Containergardener; 10-05-2024, 06:27 AM.
                Northern England.

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                • #98
                  It depends if you want them to self seed, oddly I've found that Land cress and parsley does better from self seeding than growing from seed packets.
                  Location....East Midlands.

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                  • #99
                    Oh I shall shove them in. If they manage to survive being munched I will be impressed
                    Northern England.

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                    • Photos sixteen days apart,growing well in all the rain

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                      Location : Essex

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                      • Your lettuce is looking nice and healthy JJ.
                        Location....East Midlands.

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                        • Those look absolutely smashing Jungle Jane

                          I planted up our long trough at home with some Catalogna & AYR at the weekend & sprinkled some 'Mixed red leaves' seeds amongst them (a dozen or so radish seeds too). I hope mine do as well as yours
                          Location: SE Wales about 1250ft up

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                          • Thinking of buying some more salad seeds. Any recommendations for sowing now and onwards?
                            Northern England.

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                            • My latest sowing were on 3rd June and I'd forgotten to post on this thread using some of the same seeds from earlier.

                              Little Gem
                              All Year Round
                              Frisee de Beauregard
                              Lollo Rossa
                              Rocket
                              Green Salad Bowl
                              Lobjoits Green Cos
                              Red Salad bowl.
                              Location....East Midlands.

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                              • Almost a week later and they nearly all have their first true leaves.
                                Location....East Midlands.

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