Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Terrace or balcony
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 7-14 days
Transplant in 14-20 days
Space the seedlings at 6 inches by 8 inches
Harvest in 40-60 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
What are the yellow patches on my lettuce leaves?
The yellow patches on leaf surface and corresponding greyish marks on the underside is downy mildew, a fungal infection. Maintain plant hygiene by removing all plant debris and spray with organic fungicide at regular intervals.
Why is my lettuce mushy?
Lettuce loves a well-draining soil and excessive watering or waterlogging can cause root rot leading to the plant dying.
What are the other issues salad leaves can face?
Some of the most common issues are scorching due to excessive sunlight, infestations by aphids or cutworms that can be prevented by regular spray with organic pesticide.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Black rose lettuce is best suited for raw applications as its bright colour, curly texture, and mild taste is showcased when fresh. The leaves are most popularly added to salads with other greens as the curly leaves increase the surface area and have the ability to catch and hold salad dressing. The leaves can also be used as a garnish, layered in sandwiches, torn and sprinkled over soups, or served as a bed for cooked meat.
Lettuce black rose provides Vitamins A and C, folate, and iron. According to University of Glasgow scientists, it also has 100 times the antioxidants as common lettuce. In addition, the quercetin in its leaves act as a natural antihistamine to relieve allergy and asthma symptoms.
1.A comparatively rare variety of lettuce, it is often confused with rosso. The lettuce that we see today, actually started out as a weed around the Mediterranean basin.
2.Served in dishes for more than 4500 years, lettuce has certainly made its mark in history with tomb painting in Egypt and identification of different types of lettuces by various Greek scholars.
3.Christopher Columbus introduced lettuce to the new world.
If you want to Lettuce microgreens, choose a flat container. Scatter and sow the seeds in a crowded manner. In 10 - 15 days your micro greens will be ready.
Winter is the best season to sow your Lettuce seeds. Although it can be grown through the year.
Lettuce prefers full sun. But it can also tolerate partial shade.
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