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Loncey
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: neglected lettuce Reply with quote

I went on my holidays for 3wks and before i went my 3 remaining lettuce were lovely and healthy. very leafy green but nobody watered them when i was away and they are now very tall.does that mean they have bolted on me? they were very,very dry and dead. it has taken me so long to grow just the 3 lettuce, i dont want to have to throw them away.is it too late?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like they bolted alright and to be fair at this time of who would blame them. They are going to seed and the leaves will by now have a bitter taste. Time to let them go to the great compost heap in the sky. Smile Have you thought about winter lettuce?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi loncey,
I am shocked that you need to water lettuce in ireland !!! Were they undercover?
You shouldn't eat bolted lettuce as it may make you ill. Also lettuce do not germinate well if too hot , so now is a good time to sow some winter salad leaves . If you look in the seed catalogues you will see an array of different types of salad leaves you just need to watch out for the pesky slugs.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Loncey

Sorry about your lettuce! You should try mizuna for the winter. It's really easy to grow, has a nice peppery taste and is great in curries.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had to throw one away but i had my Dad taste the other two and he said they were alright so im hoping i can give them to a good home on Friday. fingers crossed Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they went to a good home, it took me so long and was so hard to grow lettuce, i t was ridiculous. whats a good lettuce to grow for the winter for where i live? has to be hardy and love the rain Very Happy . i dont think my local hardware has any winter veg at all and i dont think any in town either.
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