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annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9122207

Ok, I live in the country and there are a lot of critters that will eat the lettuce if I put it in the garden, this is my first year to try Iceberg lettuce, so I have questions.
1. can I grow it in large window boxes.
I know that it will need full sun, and plenty or water and food, I am ready for that. but to keep the critters away , I thought a few boxes off the ground would work, any suggestions

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9182285

annabell15

I have found that you can grow that pretty much anywhere as long as you have good container soil/nutrients/water and sunshine. Go for it, it never hurts to give something a try. Then when you get going come share (pictures) your experiences with us.

Jan
cindyeo
Duxbury, MA
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9184139

This isn't iceberg, but here's a picture of lettuce I am growing in an old metal colander. And that's exactly why I do it, I perch it up high enough to keep it from the bunnies. It's sitting on an inverted plastic pot.

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meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9184677

cindyeo

I love your lettuce colander container it is beautiful and very practical in that it is higher up so you don't have to bend as far over.

thanks for sharing.

Jan
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9184898

I cannot speak for iceberg, but you can grow leaf lettuce just about anywhere, even in the house. These plants are mostly water, so don't forget to give them daily drinks.
annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2012
4:06 AM

Post #9185776

In pot and growing, thanks
annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2012
3:50 AM

Post #9251921

Will try Iceberg lettuce next year, the heat and lack of rain did me in, all of the watering etc, didn't help the poor lettuce. Seems the weather had a great effect on the way the lettuce grew, went to bolt instead of head.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9256935

Annabelle, are you particularly wanting to grow ICEBERG vs. other types?
annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

August 31, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9260120

I grow leaf, but this year I wanted to try iceberg. with the weird weather we have had it didn't do well, so I'll try again next year

meadowyck

meadowyck
Brooksville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9272059

I wish I could find one that size, oh I just love that.

Jan

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