I have checked around if anyone had grown lettuce around here in Tanah Merah. The answer is unanimously NONE. I was discussing with Kakdah if we should try salad and grow as many as we can. I finished the whole packet for germination. I guess it's almost 100% germination!
|lettuce in brown plastic pots|
The growing media consists of cocopeat, a bit of peatsoil and fertiliser. We apply organic fertiliser and spray foliar fertiliser once a week.
Kakdah had a few cut for dinner. There is a hint of mild bitterness in them. I googled, and it says about lettuce really a cool weather plant, therefore extra heat will make it bitter, a signal for them ready to go for flowering... Some studies mentioned about too much nitrogen, thus bitter. I am figuring out the best approach to make it less bitter.
lettuce in brown plastic pots, and some still in germination tray
Some are still in germination tray... some already in pots. I thought the soft green colour is sweet... lovely. So, with so many lettuce, I wonder what Kakdah has in mind....
bangchik and kakdah