Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by SwampTroll Today at 4:23 pm

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by SwampTroll Today at 3:01 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 2:54 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Robbomb116 Today at 2:47 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Today at 2:22 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 2:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by sanderson Today at 2:08 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson Today at 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Today at 1:50 pm

» Healthy Meals
by sanderson Today at 1:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 1:23 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by trolleydriver Today at 12:34 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Today at 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:51 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by sanderson Today at 1:16 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by sanderson Today at 1:10 am

» Square footage
by RoOsTeR Today at 12:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:59 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:50 pm

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:42 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:50 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:26 pm

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by Fiz 7/20/2017, 11:48 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate 7/20/2017, 9:02 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by CapeCoddess 7/20/2017, 4:17 pm

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB 7/20/2017, 8:23 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

When do I give up on the lettuce?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  Hasselback on 6/19/2012, 7:27 pm

Hey everyone.

I recently tried planting some lettuce from seed. Everything else planted at the same time has germinated. I'm at the upper level of temperature for lettuce to grow. The coolest I can keep it outside is 80 degrees, and that's in the shade. So, a couple of questions...

-When do I throw in the towel and figure that those seeds are doomed?

-Is 80 degrees just too hot to get lettuce to germinate?

-If it is, can you give me some tips on how to lower the soil temp to get it to sprout?

Thanks,
G.
avatar
Hasselback

Posts : 43
Join date : 2012-04-09
Location : Saipan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  walshevak on 6/19/2012, 8:22 pm

Try germinating in the air conditioned house.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4352
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  Hasselback on 6/19/2012, 8:34 pm

Thanks Kay, but most of our house is not air-conditioned. I'll see if I can convince my wife to let me have a couple of pots of lettuce seed in the bedroom.

Do you think that if I get them to sprout, they'll grow in the heat? I have heat-resistant varieties (Jericho and Cherokee). I just wonder if I get them to sprout, will I have plants that cannot bear to live outside.

Thanks,
G.
avatar
Hasselback

Posts : 43
Join date : 2012-04-09
Location : Saipan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/20/2012, 5:12 pm

Good questions. I, too, would like to hear the answers now that summer is here.

I have covered my lettuce boxes with burlap over hoops but am wondering about planting new seeds...

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6191
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  llama momma on 6/20/2012, 5:19 pm

I recently threw 'slobolt' lettuce seeds on the surface of Mel's Mix and it sprouted and is growing well in the shade of taller plants. Temperatures here have been high 80's and pushing mid 90's.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  walshevak on 6/20/2012, 7:22 pm

@Hasselback wrote:Thanks Kay, but most of our house is not air-conditioned. I'll see if I can convince my wife to let me have a couple of pots of lettuce seed in the bedroom.

Do you think that if I get them to sprout, they'll grow in the heat? I have heat-resistant varieties (Jericho and Cherokee). I just wonder if I get them to sprout, will I have plants that cannot bear to live outside.

Thanks,
G.

Well lettuce will grow in the Philippines, so it should grow in Saipan.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t5518-lettuce-will-grow-in-the-philippines

I've seen it and eaten it and it was great. But it had to be grown under shade cloth. I think it was started in a greenhouse and transplanted as I saw a lot of seedlings of something in the greenhouse.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4352
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  Hasselback on 6/20/2012, 7:48 pm

Agreed...It will grow here. However, I think I let this particular batch get too hot once. I'm going to give it a while longer and then start over. We'll get there.

Thanks for all of your help.

G.
avatar
Hasselback

Posts : 43
Join date : 2012-04-09
Location : Saipan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/21/2012, 1:18 pm

@llama momma wrote:I recently threw 'slobolt' lettuce seeds on the surface of Mel's Mix and it sprouted and is growing well in the shade of taller plants. Temperatures here have been high 80's and pushing mid 90's.

Good to know. The plan was to plant more lettuce seeds in the shade of the cucs and beans, but they are only about 4 inches hi still. Altho, I'm expecting miraculous growth with this heat... Laughing I'll dig out all my lettuce seeds at lunch today and see if any are heat resistant.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6191
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  llama momma on 6/21/2012, 1:33 pm

Since June 8th its been mostly high 80's and into the 90's. Close to no rain at my place. Water every single morning. Today in the 90's, put burlap covers on almost everything. One tomato plant in a non sf flower garden was getting crispy without a cover so I re-watered and put burlap over and it perked right up again. Overall I am amazed at how well plants grow despite the crazy heat and 13+ hours of sunlight.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4822
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When do I give up on the lettuce?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum