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06-23-2009, 12:22 PM
well yesterday i cut my 1st 2 lettuces nad ate some! one was red leaf and one was green leaf (romaine). i have never gardened before! they were HUGE and there are still several more of each just a tad smaller. : }
Q--will the stumps grow another head? how much should i leave? will they come back next year or do i have to re-plant them all?
06-24-2009, 01:53 PM
I can't answer you question because I am a first timer too. Can I ask a question here too? Maybe we can both get answers. All I planted was some rainbow swiss chard. It's about 4-5 inches high. Do I cut it and use it now or do I have to wait for it to get huge like in the stores? Will what I cut - regrow? I'm excited about my first veggie gardening experience!!
Here's a photo
06-25-2009, 01:42 AM
You have to replant. Unless perhaps you live in a mild climate and let some go to seed and reseed themselves. I've been able to do that here sometimes. I generally plant new seeds every two weeks or so to ensure a crop for as long as I can.
06-26-2009, 10:43 AM
I agree. But you can harvest just a few leaves at the time(like green onions too). Just pick a few there and there from all the plants evenly, and you have fresh greens for longer(instead of keeping full heads in the fridge.)
06-26-2009, 12:49 PM
THANKS! thta is a good idea!
06-27-2009, 11:52 AM
Your pot looks amazing! Yum!
File me under jealous!!!
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