A few weeks ago I ordered some lettuce seeds. I started them on the 23 of July. I put them in the basement where it’s cool (lettuce likes cool weather). A couple days later they germinated and then under the grow lights they went. This is what they looked like on July 27th.
I can’t believe how quickly these seedlings grew. I think the secret this time was the Dr Earth Starter Fertilizer that I added to my seed starting mix. From now I’ll be using this with all my seeds.
Today the seedlings went outside on the back deck to get ready for planting in the garden. They’ll stay there a couple days to get used to the sun & wind.
So what kinds of lettuce do I have for our late summer & fall salad bowl?
Black Seeded Simpson
Green Jericho Romaine Lettuce
Simpson Elite Lettuce
Red Sails Lettuce
I also started some Red Ruby cabbage for the fall.
The spinach seeds I started haven’t germinated much yet. I have one that’s just starting to emerge.
I can’t wait for all these salads.