Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» The Research Journey:Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Soil
by sanderson Today at 3:02 am

» The Research Journey:Composting Leaves Only
by sanderson Today at 2:36 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 2:24 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 2:22 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Kelejan Yesterday at 10:47 pm

» Can i just mix up the Mel's mix right in the garden box?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:15 pm

» Fall garden push
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 5:44 pm

» Testing MM Calculator
by pforrester1 Yesterday at 5:09 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:40 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» When do I prep potted raspberries for winter?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:19 pm

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:07 pm

» who has chickens
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 7:12 am

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by MrBooker Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Sanderson's experiments with Bio-Flora Ag Products
by dstack Yesterday at 6:13 am

» Flowers that easily reseeded
by yolos Yesterday at 12:07 am

» Jade Plant
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 11:21 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 9:53 pm

» Fun Spider addition to Home Page
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 9:49 pm

» The Research Journey:Growing in a Raised Wood Chip Organic Gardening Bed
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:16 am

» The Research Journey:Building Healthy Soil
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:13 am

» the Research Journey:How to Grow Large Healthy Organic Tomatoes
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:07 am

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by sanderson 10/25/2016, 3:23 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 10/25/2016, 1:28 am

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 10/24/2016, 11:50 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by jimmy cee 10/24/2016, 10:44 pm

» Notice: Gluten-free Recipes Sub-Forum- Up and running!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 10/24/2016, 9:20 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/24/2016, 8:56 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by Scorpio Rising 10/24/2016, 8:52 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by rajmahendra 10/24/2016, 8:36 pm


Search SFG Forum

"Free" lettuce

View previous topic View next topic Go down

"Free" lettuce

Post  milaneyjane on 5/8/2010, 7:58 pm

First, I was totally excited today to see that my lettuce that got too bitter last year reseeded in the garden this spring. I was able to transplant about 20 (!!!) lettuce plants into my new SFG's. Question though, it is leaf lettuce, not head lettuce, so is it still only 4/square?? Spinach is nine. I planted it closer to nine per square but I wasn't sure how they would transplant so I added a few extra in case they don't take.



Posts : 420
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down


Post  clarker on 5/8/2010, 8:36 pm

I think it depends on how big you want the lettuce to get before you use it. I have leaf lettuce in my beds right now, 4/square--and it's been growing fast and filling the squares right up before I even get a chance to harvest it all. I think though, that if you harvest smaller pieces of lettuce you could probably squeeze in a few more, maybe 9/sq. like spinach. My spinach plants are a lot smaller than my lettuce--but I use it small as "baby" spinach for salads, etc. as more room is needed in the square.

Another idea is that you could just thin the lettuce out as it gets larger & throw it into your salads/sandwiches.

This photo was actually taken shortly after I had pulled a bunch of lettuce because it was becoming over grown (and I was hungry!)


Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2010-04-17
Age : 31
Location : Connecticut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Free" lettuce

Post  milaneyjane on 5/8/2010, 8:40 pm

Thank you!!! It is always so nice to be able to visualize it with a photo~!


Posts : 420
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Free" lettuce

Post  mckr3441 on 5/9/2010, 7:50 pm

Nice garden, Clarker. I need to get some netting like that. And I hope my lettuce will look as good once it finally looks like lettuce!

milaneyjane I agree with Clarker. Pick the lettuce leaves as you need them, probably a few every day. They shouldn't get too big that way. And if they do, just pull one or two.


PS: If I haven't already welcomed you two the the Northern and Central Midwest Forum, let me do it now: ! Now you are officially welcomed and I hope to see lots more posts from both of you.


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 76
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Burpee strips

Post  llang43 on 5/24/2010, 3:19 pm

I just planted the Burpee strips. I wasn't sure how much to plant. It comes wrapped up like ribbon (only flat) and you cut a strip the size you want to plant. I did three strips across a square. I'm sure that's enough. I hope it's not too much. It was really flavorful lettuce, and tender. I did two squares of that type and two squares of butter leaf lettuce (3 per square - because I had 6 plants)


Female Posts : 11
Join date : 2010-03-23
Age : 53
Location : Albany, NY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Free" lettuce

Post  Sponsored content Today at 6:53 am

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