Garden How TO
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GROW ROMAINE LETTUCE?
Romaine lettuce is a cool-weather crop that loves when temps are between 45°F and 75°F.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLANT ROMAINE LETTUCE?
1. Raised Beds 2. Container Gardens 3. In the Ground Romaine lettuce needs at least 5 hours of sunlight to thrive.
Here are a few tips on how I grow romaine lettuce seeds. Plus tips on harvesting.
Spread a 2″- to 3″-thick layer of fresh compost over the planting area. This will give your romaine a nice little nutritional boost.
Draw a shallow trench in the soil with your finger. Place all of your romaine seeds and then gently pinch the soil back in place over the seeds. Romaine seeds only need to be planted about 1/8″ deep.
Water the planting area well. While you don’t want the soil to be swampy, you never want to let it dry out completely.
For a continuous supply of fresh lettuce, come back and sow more romaine seeds in two to three weeks.
Cut and come again You can begin to harvest small outer leaves around 30 days after planting. Full head harvest Once the head is fully formed and firm to the touch (50 to 65 days in the garden), you can use a clean pair of pruners to cut the plant at the base.
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