While the red lettuce in the center of both containers seems to be doing OK, I almost feel like the green lettuce in the top container is going backward. At least parts of it. The same appears to be true for the green lettuce in the bottom container, although there are some areas in that container that do appear to be growing, especially the area in the bottom of the container at lower right. The leaves on that lettuce do seem a bit bigger than the container at lower left. Of course, maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.
I think I’ll need a lot of positive thinking this coming week, as the weather forecast doesn’t bode well for the lettuce once again. Especially Monday night into Tuesday, when we might get freezing rain/ice. Oh well, I’m not giving up yet. But I sure wish I could find my old greenhouse covers.
Update, Feb. 22: Ironically enough, it seems like some of the lettuce wants to live on. Saturday afternoon I noticed that some of the lettuce I thinned is growing in the grass near the containers (photo below).I was going to pull it and then I thought what the heck, might as well leave it and see what it does. I can always pull it later if it becomes a problem.
Bummer! When you thin, do you snip or pull?
I pulled because I figured if I snipped, it would just grow back.
Snipping of young seedlings keeps the delicate root systems of the ones who stay in tact. That, and you keep the cuttings grit-free for your awaiting sammich (that’s where my cuttings always go). It could be their recovery is what your seeing. They’ll get there! Everything is slower in a pot (no microbes, earthworms, fungi, etc.).
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