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Lettuce, Why cant i grow lettuce this year?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Lettuce, Why cant i grow lettuce this year? Reply with quote

I have tried I think 3 times now to grow lettuce this year. First lot took well but we had a major downpour and it was destroyed. Second lot havent bothered to show at all. I changed the sil, made sure the fishbox had ample drainage but nuthn, nuthn at all. I planted some in a seed tray and got 4. Why cant i grow lettuce this year? My Dad planted it in the veg patch, nuthn. Is it a bad year or am I cursed? I grew loads last year.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only guessing, but I suspect the weather is to blame....we have had awful results with our lettuce too....have only cut two smallish heads so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Lettuce Reply with quote

Loncey wrote:
I grew loads last year.


Was this in the ground or in a container like this year? Container growing plus wet weather plus lack of sun is too far outside the realms of what a lettuce requires to grow. I think the odds were stacked against you. If they were planted in the ground, I believe it may just have swung it for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this year was in the fish box and last year was in the ground. this year is just not happening but i cant complain cos for the first time ever my tomatoes have gone red on the vine and that has never happened to me before, ever!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You win some you lose some. Congrats on the tomatoes Loncey. I say stick with the ground for the lettuce. Heres to doing the double next year. Smile
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