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I wanted to make this thread to help me keep track of and document my lettuce plants.

Hopefully it can be helpful to others also!
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I usually like to plant my lettuce plants mixed among other things, but in this patch I've planted it all together.

These are planted really close together, and they get really thick very quickly and block out about 90% of weeds, and I leave the other 10% that is left usually, to form a natural polyculture, and any big or aggressive weeds can be clipped out easily if needed and the large numbers of lettuce plants will quickly shade it out.

The toughest and best plants will survive to be turned into salad most likely!
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Lots of lettuce seedlings
Lots of lettuce seedlings
 
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It's a forest of giant baby lettuce!
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Baby lettuce forest
Baby lettuce forest
 
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The lettuce is coming along well despite the hot weather. Those growing in the shade of other plants are growing a lot quicker than those in full sun this time of year during the hotter weather.
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Young lettuce plants growing very close together
Young lettuce plants growing very close together
 
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This lettuce plant looks like a lettuce tornado!
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Lettuce tornado
Lettuce tornado
 
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