Ask Tom: Growing Lettuce in Summer

Ask Tom: Growing Lettuce in Summer

Lettuce is one of the top three vegetables that Americans consume (potatoes and tomatoes are the other two) and summer is salad season when no one wants to turn on the stove. Summer is also the most challenging time for lettuce production on our farm. This year has been particularly challenging with high temperatures and erratic rainfall.

Ask Tom: Lettuce Production

Ask Tom: Lettuce Production

Dear Tom, We usually grow lots of lettuce for market all summer long without any problems. Last year we started all our transplants under shady maple trees, and I had about 100% germination every time I seeded my transplants. I direct sow into Speedling 128’s...