Planting Some Head Lettuce

Posted on Sep 14 2009 - 3:45am by Mike Lieberman

At the advice of Trina from Silver Height Farm where I buy my plants from, she recommended the Pablo Head Lettuce.

I bought a 6-cell pack and got them all in there. Each cell contained a few plants that I separated out. They were planted about 3-4 inches apart.

When planting these I noticed that the soil was pretty shallow, maybe 2-3 inches at some points. This could be a reason why the onions didn’t get to be very large. At other spots the soil was about 4-6 inches.

Either way, it should be good for the lettuce. I’m hoping to be able to harvest these for a few weeks.

  • bangchik

    You are lucky to have lettuce growing well in containers. We have not been successful so far…. 3 attempts at germination, without success. ~bangchik

  • Mike Lieberman

    Have you been starting from seed or transplanting? I think this go around, I might've packed things in too much. We shall see.

  • gil

    bangchik,
    what process do u use to go about germinating?

    Gil

  • eattheyard

    Great container gardening. Watch what you plant where onions have grown or are growing. They can flavor your other vegetables.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks for the tip. Just got some lettuces in there. Some onion flavored lettuce never hurt anyone.

  • eattheyard

    Great container gardening. Watch what you plant where onions have grown or are growing. They can flavor your other vegetables.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks for the tip. Just got some lettuces in there. Some onion flavored lettuce never hurt anyone.