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Lettuce From Seed Planted In Late May In Connecticut?

 
Andrew Michaels
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I'm getting a late start this year, but would like to plant some lettuce from seed before the month is out.

What varieties will grow well with such a late start in the Connecticut area?
 
Brenda Groth
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i generally plant a mixed crop of salad greens, mesclun or mixed lettuces...I love the bountiful garden lettuce mixes and mescluns..they also have a kitchen sink mix..
 
Kylie Harper
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Hi Andrew, I just planted my first lettuce this year so I'm no expert, but look for summer varieties - they are apparently more heat tolerant. It's a good idea to plant lettuce where another crop will shade it part of the time, so consider planting it next to a trellised plant.

 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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