With all of the colors, shapes, and flavors of lettuce available, you can have a different salad every day of the week! Lettuce is adaptable to many different growing conditions but likes to stay in a cool 60 to 65 degrees. It will happily grow in the spring and fall, but you should plan to grow them in the shade during the hotter months to slow bolting.
This is an update on our lettuce, cabbage, and cilantro planted 7/30/2017. We also plant another round of carrots, beans, peas, and lettuce! Here’s a link to the seeding square we used to plant in the video:
We’ve had an unexpected cool-down in August and it’s been wonderful. We’ve started planting our fall season crops and the kids planted carrots, beets, and lettuce this weekend. We also let Junior play out in the garden for the first time and caught his first time standing on camera!
We’ll be planting more of this as well as other fall crops like cabbage, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, spinach, kale, garlic, peas, and beans over the coming weeks.
Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for lettuce and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically!
We’ve found that we tend to eat a lot more salads now that we grow lettuce. You simply cut however much you want, soak it in ice cold water for 10 minutes (we use an ice chest because we process a large amount at a time) and run it through a salad spinner to dry off. It will store up to a week in the fridge if you put it in a plastic container and […]
Fall is a great time to grow greens! It’s our favorite time to grow because there are less pests about as well. It makes these easy-growing plants even easier to grow! Greens are so expensive at the grocery store and we save a lot of money with growing our own.
Dale met with Ozzy from Smart Pots and discussed fall planting with smart pots. In this video, they discuss planting greens such as spinach, kale, and lettuce. Learn more & download our app @ www.seedtospoon.net 15 gallon smart pot: https://amzn.to/2SH3ZSJ See the full video talking about fall crops in smart posts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdIdsUeG_k&t=15s
Pillbugs, often called Roly Polys, can be commonly found in your garden. They are typically only a pest if there is an excess of them. These crustaceans are very important in the decomposition process in your garden. They like to feed primarily upon decaying matter but can also feed on seedlings or fruits/vegetables sitting on the ground if there is a lot in your garden.
These soil-dwelling pests, also known in their adult form as click beetles, attacks the plants soon after germination. It is important to treat for wireworms before it gets out of hand.
The most characteristic feature of this fast-moving reddish-brown to black insect is the pair of approximately an inch long pincers at the tip of a long abdomen. Earwigs thrive in tight, dark, moist places such as under stones, in mulch, soil, (compost & vermicompost bins), and anywhere there is an accumulation of plant debris.