How to grow lettuce

May 15, 2012

Learning how to grow lettuce isn’t that hard and in this article I will teach you how. Lettuce is looking good in the garden and on the table as well. If you are staying in a cool region with sunny weather then learning how to grow lettuce is the best thing to do because your region is perfect for it. That doesn’t mean that it won’t grow in other regions.

You can buy lettuce from your local nursery.  The lettuce must be planted when the temperature in the night gets above 30 degrees F.

Another tip in learning how to grow lettuce is that you will have to choose a planting site that is in the full sun light if you are staying in regions with cool weather. If you are staying in warmer climates then the planting site should be in partial sun light. The ideal soil has a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.

The soil must be tilled and you must remove all the stones and any kind of debris. Another important thing that you have to do if you want to know how to grow lettuce is that you will have to put a lot of compost and well-cured manure to be sure that the soil is what lettuce needs.

You will have to set the lettuce plants 8 to 16 inches apart. The distance depends on the variety of the lettuce. If you have any doubts about the distance then you should know that poor air circulation and crowded plants favors insect problems and diseases. And that is an important thing that you will have to learn on how to grow lettuce.

An important thing that you have to know is that you will have to avoid watering in the evening and the soil should be moist. If you will water in the evening your plant it can get ill because the foliage that overnight stays wet is prone to disease. To conserve moisture and also keep the soil cool you will have to mulch, and that is an important thing on learning how to grow lettuce. Every three weeks you will have to feed your plant with compost tea or seaweed extract.

At distance of 10 days you will have to sow if you want to ensure a full season’s worth of greens. Another thing that you must do to ensure that is to choose heat resistant varieties for late spring plantings or cold resistant plantings if you want to harvest in fall.

I hope that with the help of this article you know how to grow lettuce now.

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