What lettuce is cut and come again?

Loose leaf lettuces make it very easy to select a few choice leaves and leave the plants to continue growing. Cut and come again is a term for harvesting just the older, outer leaves of leafy green vegetables and allowing the center of the plant to continue sending out new leaves.
A.

What time of the year do you harvest lettuce?

Lettuce can be harvested any time after true leaves form. For the best quality, better to pick early than late as lettuce allowed to grow too long may be bitter and tough. To harvest crisphead, Batavia, and romaine varieties, cut the plant right at the soil line when mature, if you prefer to harvest full heads.
  • How do you know when to pick carrots?

    It helps to loosen the soil with a garden fork before harvesting carrots. Cut off the green tops 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the top of the carrot and rinse and dry the roots before storage. When deciding when to pick carrots, consider how much you can use in a two- to four-week period of time.
  • How long does it take to grow a cucumber?

    When properly cared for and kept free of disease, cucumbers produce long, slender fruit that range in length from 3 to 24 inches. It is ready for harvest in 50 to 70 days from planting, depending on how you plan to use them.
  • How do you know when to harvest beets?

    Harvest/Storage. Days to maturity tend to be between 50 and 70 for most varieties, although they can be harvested at any time you see fit. If you like larger bulbs, wait longer, but understand they will be tougher and woody. Don't let greens grow above 6 inches before harvesting.
B.

When can you start picking lettuce?

Harvest/Storage
  1. Lettuce should be harvested when full size, but just before maturity.
  2. Before maturity, you can harvest leaf lettuce by simply removing outer leaves so that the center leaves can continue to grow.
  3. Mature lettuce gets bitter and woody and it will go bad quickly, so check your garden everyday.
  • How many lettuce seeds do you put in one hole?

    Start planting lettuce seeds in pots about 3 weeks before you want to transplant them into your garden. Fill each peat pot about 3/4 full with soil. For loose-leaf lettuce varieties, put 2 seeds on top of the soil in each pot. For other varieties, put a single seed in each pot.
  • How much sun does lettuce need to grow?

    When growing vegetables consider the amount of light your area will be getting. Most vegetables need an average of 6 hours of sunlight. Do not be too concerned if your garden plot is in a shady area as leaf and root vegetables ( lettuce, peas, carrots, kale, swiss chard ) will tolerate some shade.
  • How do you plant a cucumber?

    Plant seedlings one inch deep and about 36 to 60 inches apart, depending on variety. For vines trained on a trellis, space plants 1 foot apart. For an early crop, start cucumber seeds indoors about 3 weeks before you transplant them in the ground. They like bottom heat of about 70ºF (21ºC).
C.

How do you know when to pick lettuce?

Once leaves begin to appear and they are about 4 inches long, you can begin harvesting leaf lettuce. Simply snip either single outer leaves or grab a bunch of them and cut them with shears or scissors an inch above the crown of the plant. If you cut into or below the crown, the plant will probably die, so be careful.
  • How do you know when Green onions are ready to harvest?

    Dig or pull them when the tops reach between 6-8″ tall and the bulb have begun to swell. To use as dried bulbs, wait until the green tops have withered and browned, then stop watering. Most green onions are ready to harvest between 70-90 days.
  • How do you know when to pick carrots?

    It helps to loosen the soil with a garden fork before harvesting carrots. Cut off the green tops 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the top of the carrot and rinse and dry the roots before storage. When deciding when to pick carrots, consider how much you can use in a two- to four-week period of time.
  • How many lettuce seeds do you put in one hole?

    Start planting lettuce seeds in pots about 3 weeks before you want to transplant them into your garden. Fill each peat pot about 3/4 full with soil. For loose-leaf lettuce varieties, put 2 seeds on top of the soil in each pot. For other varieties, put a single seed in each pot.

Updated: 19th October 2018

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