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Post  Grandpop on 3/27/2012, 1:58 pm

For some reason my lettuce is going from good, to bad to worse. The outside of the leaves are beginning to turn yellow. The weather (heat/cold) hasn't affected them so I'm wondering is it too much water, too little? Our weather has been crazy for this time of year with warmer than unusual temps. I watch the weather and if rain is predicted I won't water, and then when it doesn't arrive I water in the morning and sure enough there will be a downpour later in the day? thinking I don't know what it is, but it's driving me crazy?
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Post  littlejo on 3/27/2012, 2:08 pm

Check around the base of the plant, you may have snails/slugs. I hear that beer in a saucer works good. A lot of rain should not bother the lettuce but will draw the snails.
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Post  camprn on 3/27/2012, 4:29 pm

photo? What type of composts did you actually use?

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Post  Grandpop on 3/27/2012, 4:31 pm

@littlejo wrote:Check around the base of the plant, you may have snails/slugs. I hear that beer in a saucer works good. A lot of rain should not bother the lettuce but will draw the snails.

I knew there was some reason I kept those three cans of beer. Now I can tell the better half that I must "sacrifice" a can for the lettuce! rofl
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Post  Grandpop on 3/27/2012, 4:31 pm

@camprn wrote:photo? What type of composts did you actually use?

I'll get a photo this afternoon, a mixture of MM is in that bed.
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Post  littlejo on 3/27/2012, 4:54 pm

@Grandpop wrote:
@littlejo wrote:Check around the base of the plant, you may have snails/slugs. I hear that beer in a saucer works good. A lot of rain should not bother the lettuce but will draw the snails.

I knew there was some reason I kept those three cans of beer. Now I can tell the better half that I must "sacrifice" a can for the lettuce!

But, it will take less than 1/2 can for the snails!
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Post  AvaDGardner on 3/27/2012, 5:03 pm

Take a small bowl, press it into your MM, level with the MM. Fill with an inch or so of beer. (You might try a 16oz container from dairy products, or a 1/4lb container from deli salads.)

In the morning, collect and destroy the dead snails.

They are attracted to the yeast, but can't handle the rest!


I noticed the two roses we put in last week are also yellowing. The only two out of 20+ and the only two out of 6 new ones. I'm not sure of the cause either, but the dirt and nutrients probably need to settle. Phosphorus is really low in my rose beds.

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