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Beginner Vegetables: Another question - this time it's my lettuce

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worlie
Bright, IN

August 1, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9225857

I have attempted to grow Black-seeded Simpson lettuce twice this year and it never looks like what I've seen in videos online. Mine is pale and anemic and stringey looking. What am I doing wrong?

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kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9226097

Where is Bright, In? It's really hot for lettuces- they like springtime temps, water, after a certain temp they get long and bolt and the flavor can turn a bit 'strong', where also are you planting them? A garden? A flower box?
worlie
Bright, IN

August 2, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9226822

Bright is near Cincinnati, OH, where IN, KY, and OH meet almost on the Ohio River. You're probably right about the heat being the problem. It's been pretty bad here.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9227314

Your area has a lot more drought than farther north, too, apparently they tried to bolt from the start- hence the length and legginess, and also from lack of moisture there, try again in Sept? I think? When onions and cold weather stuff are getting ready or, until Feb/March when winter is gone

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