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Lettuce entertain you!!
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine turned me on to growing stuff. We decided our first project would be lettuce, because it doesn’t take that much time to grow, and we’re only here for another month or so. I have all of this stuff recorded in my notebook as well.
Here’s what I have recorded for now:
A few weeks ago my friend and I planted some Lettuce. We got an 11×11 inch box and filled it with soil. Then we
poked holes an inch a part from each other, and then sprinkled some lettuce seeds in there, then covered them up. Water them daily. They LOVE damp soil, but make sure that the box/place where you are planting has good drainage, so the soil doesn’t revert to mud. Also, don’t water at night. The sun helps the water burn off, and in night time there is no sun. It will get moldy, and nobody likes that. Lettuce HATES it.
After about 2 weeks the saplings are up about 2 1/2 inches, and we recently had to transplant them (Slowly pull them from the soil, untangle the roots, plant them in a different box, with more space.). We made Make-shift pots out of peach juice boxes and wine containers.Make sure they get sun, but not too much. They hate being dry. *Tip* If you have fully grown lettuce, don’t cut the ball from the root. Instead, cut the top off, and the lettuce ball will grow back! Infinite lettuce!
Lettuce has Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B9, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Iron. Lettuce juice mixed with rose oils when applied to the forehead, can help headaches. Lettuce, if eaten en mass can prevent Cancer, Heart disease, strokes, and cataracts. It also helps with insomnia and nervous coughs. It does a handful of other things too.
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