The lettuce has been doing well, but seems to have “lost it’s steam” – so to speak. Each “steamer salad makes about one garden salad with the addition of some tomatoes and some chives, making it a viable option if you like “baby salad greens”.
They have grown up to about two and one-half inches, but seem to have stalled. We’re starting a new experiment to see if – despite the popular belief – that lettuce is a shallow-rooted plant. Indeed it may be, but how shallow? The spinach seems to be trying to bolt as well – at least some of them. I’m letting them continue to grow, and have transplanted some of them into a six inch pot as well to see if it helps.
We have planted five “salanova” lettuce plants into a steamer tray, and five into a six inch pot to see which type it likes better. The pictures would be of bare soil, so I have spared you the download time by not including the pics. Stay tuned.