Growing Lettuce at home

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Growing Lettuce at home

For many centuries, lettuce has delighted us with its diverse varieties. An essential vegetable in the vegetable garden, easy to grow, quickly discover everything you need to know about lettuce!

1 – THE TYPE OF SOIL:

Lettuce likes to thrive in well-drained, moist soil that has been organically enriched with compost or organic manure. Although the soil should be moist, it should not be soggy.

If you have soil that is too heavy, then you can add organic compost/manure or grow a cover crop.

Lettuce likes slightly acidic soil with a pH of around 6.0 to 6.5

Mulch can be applied to the soil to help with soil water retention and also help prevent weeds. An alternative to organic mulch is black plastic with holes to let lettuce pass through. However, plastic will not provide the soil with nutrients like organic mulch would.

Lettuces should be watered regularly to ensure that the soil does not dry out. Pour water at the base of the plants rather than on the leaves because watering the leaves can encourage disease.

2 – WHEN TO SOW IT?

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