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Lettuce question

Post  Debora Cadene on 5/26/2012, 9:11 am

I have the Burpee lettuce (Lollo Rossa) It says to thin at 8". I'm still trying to figure this out.....does that mean only one seed per square??
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Re: Lettuce question

Post  chjbr63 on 5/26/2012, 9:26 am

I have 9 per square but I don't grow to full size. I'm putting my corn in those squares this weekend. 4 per square and pick the outer leafs as they get big works well.
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Post  walshevak on 5/26/2012, 11:57 am

Most lettuce is 4 to a square. I plant 5 in a dice formation and pluck off the outside row of leaves frequently.

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Post  javaaddict on 5/26/2012, 8:17 pm

I'm still not sure I understand lettuce. Embarassed I broad cast planted 2 squares - it is DENSE. But they don't seem to care. I pulled out a few here and there, but otherwise they are growing amazingly well. I'd say just toss those seeds out and see what happens! Smile
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Post  cheyannarach on 5/26/2012, 10:31 pm

I agree with the 4 per square but some stuff works well differently for other people. In the future if you ever have another veggie that thins to 8" it is 2 planted kitty corner from each other Very Happy
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Post  Debora Cadene on 5/27/2012, 8:01 am

Thanx everyone for your replies. I'll try one with 4 and one with the two kitty corner just to see what they will do in this neck of the woods. Very Happy
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