Growing Lettuce: How to Plant Lettuce Indoors or in Containers Year Round
Do you love salad? Well, if so, then you need to keep reading this article. The reason is because I’m going to share with you how to grow lettuce indoors.
Yes, this means that you can grow lettuce year round.
This also means that you can enjoy fresh greens even with snow on the ground.
And if you are like me, then this is great news because I hate being forced to buy veggies from the store during winter months. I find it even more exciting that there are at least 5 different methods to growing my own lettuce indoors.
So if you find this idea exciting then read on. Your year round salad awaits you!
Lettuce Plant Info
- Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Soil: Loam, PH between 6.0 to 7.5, loose, well-drained, fertile
- Sun Exposure: Part sun
- Start Indoors: 25 to 46 days before the last frost date
- Start Indoors (in fall): 77 to 97 days before the first frost date
- Hardening Off: 7 to 10 days before transplanting
- Transplant Outdoors: Between 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the last frost date
- Spacing: 6 to 12 inches between plants and 12 to 14 inches between rows
- Depth: ¼ to ½ seed depth
- Best Companions: Carrot, radish, strawberry, cucumber, beet, asparagus, corn, eggplant, peas, potato, spinach, brussel sprouts, onion, sunflower, tomato
- Worst Companions: Celery, cress, parsley, broccoli
- Watering: Deeply at least once a week, frequently during dry spell
- Fertilizing: Side dress with balanced fertilizer 3 weeks after transplanting
- Common Problems: Aphids, cutworms, armyworm, loopers, tarnished plant bug, western spotted cucumber beetle, anthracnose, bolting, bottom rot, downy mildew, damping-off, varnish spot, mosaic virus, watery soft rot, leaf drop, septoria leaf spot
- Harvest: When there are 5 to 6 mature leaves of 2 inches long
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