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Lettuce Lactuca sativa

How to sow lettuce: Direct seed outdoors, thin to 20cm when seedlings are 3cm tall

Sun requirement for lettuce: Plant in Partial Sun

Lettuce has been planted 139 times by Growstuff members.

Lettuce is a cool weather crop and high temperatures will impede germination and/or cause the plant to bolt (go to seed quickly). Some hybrid cultivars have been bred to be more heat-resistant.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

15 weeks

First harvest expected

5 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

11 weeks after planting

Height

20cm

Spread

15cm

Row Spacing

40cm

Companions

elephant garlic bell pepper

Photos

Lettuce crops

Lettuce plantings

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IMG_20171221_174007
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lettucewindow
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Lettuce
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Lettuce harvests

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Fluffy
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DSC_6547
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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

Crop Map

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What people are saying about lettuces

Growing well and germinations

by Doveoscar,

Upper greenhouse Radishes growing well, [coriander](crop), [basil](crop), [spring onion](crop)s and mixed [lettuce](crop)/salad leaves all germinated and growing. Patio greenhouse Tigerella [tomato](crop)es many germinated, small plants still only two seedling leaves Pepper Etiuda germinati...

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Automating the seedlings

by shiny,

What's better than Brussel sprouts? Home-grown [Brussels Sprouts](crop) grown by robots. The automation (aka Robots) I'm using is an open source app called "Home Assistant". It runs nicely on a raspberry pi, but I'm running it on an old laptop, which is very convenient due to the backup pow...

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New website features (release 55)

by shiny,

If you notice any bugs or think of new features please let us know on [our github](https://github.com/issues) or comment here. We've got new crop cards on [browsing crops](https://growstuff.org/crops) or a [planting](https://www.growstuff.org/plantings/shiny-indoors-tomato-75b2e492-9f71-42f6-...

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New look, new features

by shiny,

If you notice any bugs or think of new features please let us know on [our github](https://github.com/issues) or comment here. We've got new crop cards on [browsing crops](https://growstuff.org/crops) or a [planting](https://www.growstuff.org/plantings/shiny-indoors-tomato-75b2e492-9f71-42f6-...

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How to save seeds

by shiny,

[Bean](crop)s, [pea](crop)s and [corn](crop): remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store. [Pumpkin](crop)s and [melon](crop)s: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage. [Lettuce](crop), [celery...

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Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...

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Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

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First strawberry!

by neotoma,

I had the first tiny strawberry of the season today! I'm looking forward to many more. Also, I transplanted a lot of seedlings into the community garden today: 2 [cucumber](crop)s, 3 [green bean](crop)s, 2 tongue-of-fire beans, an ornamental [sweet potato](crop), and an [artichoke](crop). I...

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State of the Spring Garden

by black_hound,

Finally some seasonably warm weather. The peas are shooting up rather quickly. The [lettuce](crop) has sprouted. Beets are up. [Turnip](crop) are getting their second set of leaves so I will be thinning them out this week. [Radish](crop) going strong. And I believe I saw the [Swiss Chard](cro...

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Transplant day!

by inkstone,

I originally wanted to do this yesterday but it rained in the morning so that kinda put a damper on things. So I did it all today instead! A bunch of the seeds I wintersowed in the milk jugs and soda bottles were getting crowded so it was time to move them to their bigger (permanent) container...

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