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Spring Lettuce

May 08, 2011

I don't know about you but I love fresh lettuces and the sooner they are ready to be eaten in the spring, the better.  The above photo deomnstrates several methods to get those greens going.  Toward the back of this photo are larger heads of Frise and Rouge de Grenblouse lettuces.  These were started in a different bed last fall then transplanted in mid March to this bed.  Toward the front of this photo (from far to near) are Merlot Lettuce, Pirat Butter Lettuce, and Nevada Green Lettuce that were direct seeded into this bed the last week in March. 
I've kept this bed covered with light row cover since March which has worked nicely to protect the young greens from frost and snow.

I'm using this as a nurse bed and will move many of the smaller seedlings to other beds in a more shaded area in about 1 month.

Needless to say, I've got a lot of salads in mind for a while.


they are looking lovely and healthy Joanna

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