Growing Green With Lettuce Seeds
You have probably heard of Lettuce seeds and how they can help you grow lettuce. Lettuce is a very tasty plant that will add flavor and color to your food. You can grow lettuce from seed or by starting from cuttings. The best way to get seeds for growing Lettuce is from Lettuce plants that are young and healthy. If you start from seeds that are not in prime condition, the plant will most likely die after a couple of months.
Make sure you clip the top of each leaf to remove any sprigs and weeds. There is a thin row of short green shoots along the top of each leaf. These are called lilies. Cut these off and discard
The next step in planting Lettuce seeds is to select your desired spot for planting. The spot should receive morning or afternoon sun so it will be a perfect growing environment for the Lettuce plants you plan to plant. Choose a place with at least six inches of good drainage. It's also a good idea to make the area slightly shady when you're planting Lettuce.
The location you choose for planting Lettuce seeds should receive a lot of morning sunlight and also receive some afternoon light. This will ensure that the Lettuce plants will start to grow before other plants need to be planted. It's important to remember when you're planting Lettuce that you should only pick the heads off of the plants. If you leave the stems on the plants, the Lettuce leaves will not be fully dried out before harvesting.
When you pick off the Lettuce leaves, be careful about which direction you are aiming the spade blade at. If you accidentally hit the side of the head, the Lettuce seeds will be in a difficult position to harvest. A better option is to hit the other side of the head. Remember, if you're growing green lettuce, the blade shouldn't be touching the seed in any way.
After selecting the area for planting, remove the weeds from the area. After this, dig a hole that is one to two feet deep and then lay the Lettuce seeds in the hole. Make sure the Lettuce seeds are not touching any other plants or weeds when you spread them out in the hole. The Lettuce seeds will need to have plenty of room to grow before they sprout so make sure they have enough room to grow before planting.
Most Lettuce varieties come with a growth chart or a calendar telling you how many Lettuce plants to purchase for the upcoming growing season. Some Lettuce varieties don't have a growth chart but will still tell you how many Lettuce seeds to purchase for the upcoming season. Once the Lettuce seeds are planted, it's very important to cover the area with natural mulch. This is because the Lettuce seeds will need to have some sun during their early growing season. Mulch will help keep the weeds from growing around the Lettuce seeds which will help the Lettuce grow healthier.
In order to harvest your Lettuce plants, you must ensure that they reach the top of the soil. Then you just grab the Lettuce and swing it upside down over the weeds. This is where the magic happens as the Lettuce will be able to escape and start growing again the following morning. Now you all that's left is to enjoy the amazing taste of your fresh-grown lettuce! Happy Lettuce growing season!
Some other varieties of Lettuce include Italian, Swiss, Golden, Red, Walla-Walla, Bermuda, Kale, Brocolli and curly lettuce. All of these varieties have their own characteristics and you should try to grow each variety differently to see what they like best. If you are growing your Lettuce seeds indoors, you can place them in a jar with a little water inside and cover tightly. Once your Lettuce seeds are germinating, you can plant them in pots with holes in the bottom. Just remember to place your seed on top of dirt and water well while you wait for them to germinate!
To make your Lettuce salads sweeter, you can add fresh strawberries, red apples, blueberries, raspberries, nectarines and cranberries. When growing green salads with Lettuce, it is very important that you only use the tender or green Lettuce. If you attempt to harvest Lettuce that has been used and damaged by frost, you will stunt the growth and the quality of your salad. One other important consideration is that Lettuce does not like being exposed to direct heat. If you have a sunny windowsill and live in an area that has a lot of sun, then by all means, allow your Lettuce seeds to be exposed to the sun but make sure that you do not let them dry out too much as well.
Finally, for those who wish to have Lettuce for the entire growing season, there is another method that you can use. This method involves freezing your Lettuce for about a month prior to planting it in your garden. This will protect the Lettuce from freezing and also will keep it from rotting. By following these guidelines, you will be able to enjoy delicious and nutritious growing lettuce all year long.