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  • Transplanting Lettuce into the Vegetable Garden

    Transplanting lettuce is always one of my favorite garden activities. It’s not that I particularly love to eat lettuce, but rather, it’s always among the very first crops that I begin to transplant into the yard. In early spring, I can’t begin to explain how eager I am to get my hands into the dirt! I started winter sowing the lettuce in the beginning of February. As you can see by the tray, I had a little bit of uneven germination for some reason. However, there were still more than enough lettuce seedlings that were ready to transplant into their final places in the garden. I’m always so happy with…

  • Winter Sowing Lettuce Seeds in Zone 6/7

    Winter sowing lettuce was one of my first breakthroughs in the vegetable garden. In the past, I had sown lettuce seeds directly sometime in the spring. By the time I got around to sowing the seeds, it was usually too hot. If it wasn’t too hot, the weeds would quickly take over and my lettuce crop would be lost. It wasn’t until I started winter sowing lettuce that I was finally able to produce large, leafy heads. Before I knew it, my backyard looked like a legitimate organic farm! With the addition of weed barrier, I was able to harvest delicious salad greens well into summer. It was amazing! The…