Lettuces

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Post: # 6821Unread post Tormato
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:03 am

Most snaps are given away to people in the local community. Dried seed (a lot) is traded/ given away to the online community. One of these years, I may get around to finding the best blanching bean (taste & texture) for the freezer. In summer, I live on snap beans and tomatoes, in some way, as a part of most meals.

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:31 pm

Tormato wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:59 pm The Bean Thief! If it was my garden, The Dante might never come back inside. It's usually 500+ bean plants a year. I'm a nutcase X 2, tomatoes and beans. Like tomatoes, I have no idea how many bean varieties I have.
Not if you can help it if you get this kinda response from The Bean Thief! Just watch! :lol:

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute! :P

Drives my poor hubby absolutely crazy and utterly bemused and amused when I talk to The Dante almost daily! He wishes he too was The Dante :lol: (make sure the sound is on - bottom right hand corner of the page)

www.facebook.com/karen.vater.549/videos ... 936297048/

Karen´s current status - tomato nutcase :D

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Re: Lettuces

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:55 pm

Wow! [mention]TheDante[/mention] ...
You have the most beautiful, healthy lettuce varieties and gardens!...I am in awe!...

I feel like a real weeny now having planned to only grow a bunch of Little Gem and Parris Island from last year's leftover seeds... :oops:

Your pictures have motivated me greatly...Thank you!...

Edit to say, somehow I missed page two of this thread and I just now saw your garden pictures [mention]MsCowpea[/mention] ...Outstanding!...
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Post: # 6915Unread post MsCowpea
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:30 am

Ahntjudy, thank you.🙂 Dante/Karen’s pics have motivated me as well.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:35 pm

TheDante wrote: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:32 am
PlainJane wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm Wow, fantastic. Love your kitty, too!
Thanks PlainJane =))) we adore them to bits… we have 4 of them, all siblings, couldn´t bear to separate them.

I have my suspicions that you are a cat lover too ;)

Just uploaded some endearing pics and vids of our adorable kids =)))

viewtopic.php?f=77&t=454#p6578

The Dante almost was called The Olivia! :lol: We didn´t know boy cats had more than 2 nipples too! We would laugh ourselves silly whenever my dear hubby brings it up! :lol:
Yes, we have 3 little brats who all suckered us into rescuing them. We spoil them rotten.
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:50 pm

Scored some good beer flats at Aldi's today and some other same depth but smaller boxes, too. I use these for planting cut and cut again lettuces, then after a couple go rounds, compost the whole thing , the worms love it. Starting a box tomorrow. Also got some of those really sturdy doubled boxes like the berries come in, so nice to store green tomatoes in at the end of season, or winter squash, just nice ones.
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Post: # 8661Unread post MsCowpea
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:10 pm

Such a good idea!
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:46 am

Why thank you! I like that I can move the smaller boxes as needed or if needed to sun or shady areas, too. Just slide a shovel under it if it if a bit wet to support it, or really most anything that will support the bottoms. And worms are such a terrific help so I like to make them happy to be in the garden and yards.
Together, trees make an ecosystem that tempers the extremes of heat & cold, stores lots of water, & makes a lot of humidity. In this environment, trees can live to be very old. To get to this point, the community must remain intact no matter what.

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Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:52 pm

TheDante.....I'm extremely impressed with your lettuce growing skills !!! If you haven't written the book yet, you certainly could. And I will buy the first one.

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Post: # 88085Unread post Moth1992
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:18 pm

Reviving this post to whinge about how lettuce hates me.

They look great. Then they just wild and die. Cant tell if its rot or underwatering. Probably rot but ive been super careful and they are all in the same conditions. But every other week a new one dies.

Tempted to just harvest what is left and cut my losses. Rocket is being way more cooperative.

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Post: # 88106Unread post Tormato
Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:52 pm

Moth1992 wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:18 pm Reviving this post to whinge about how lettuce hates me.

They look great. Then they just wild and die. Cant tell if its rot or underwatering. Probably rot but ive been super careful and they are all in the same conditions. But every other week a new one dies.

Tempted to just harvest what is left and cut my losses. Rocket is being way more cooperative.
Did I send non-lettuce greens? Perhaps those would grow better?

Also, for almost all things lettuce, Wild Garden Seeds is a good place to search. I just received their 2023 catalog. If you look at their site, let me know of anything that interests you. If I get around to placing an order, it will likely be in about a month.

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Post: # 88109Unread post Moth1992
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:37 pm

Tormato wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:52 pm
Moth1992 wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:18 pm Reviving this post to whinge about how lettuce hates me.

They look great. Then they just wild and die. Cant tell if its rot or underwatering. Probably rot but ive been super careful and they are all in the same conditions. But every other week a new one dies.

Tempted to just harvest what is left and cut my losses. Rocket is being way more cooperative.
Did I send non-lettuce greens? Perhaps those would grow better?

Also, for almost all things lettuce, Wild Garden Seeds is a good place to search. I just received their 2023 catalog. If you look at their site, let me know of anything that interests you. If I get around to placing an order, it will likely be in about a month.
Oh yes you sent me a bunch if stuff. Im hoping I make it through the waiting list of the community garden so I can plant a lot of it!! I planted a bunch of bulbs onion and garlic bulbs in my balcony so far . The onions are already peeking out :)

These lettuces were seedlings I got at my nursery early winter. They just hate me :(

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