WINTER LETTUCE QUESTION

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jazzbyrd

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WINTER LETTUCE QUESTION
« on: November 01, 2011, 22:25 »
Can winter lettuce seeds be sown now or is it too late. I wont to sow some and grow them in the greenhouse.
I would also like to sow some pea shoots - would this be possible now?

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Re: WINTER LETTUCE QUESTION
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 00:59 »
I sowed mine a while ago and have just transplanted to troughs. Winter lettuce such as Density, Rouge d'Hiver etc can be grown outside all winter but the butternut types need cloching really (although mine survived last winter in big tubs along the kitchen wall)
I've just looked back in the diary and I sowed more outside in seedtrays in November (must do successional sowings myself!) so I can't see why you can't sow in an unheated greenhouse. No heat....they're meant to be cold.
 I can't see why peas wouldn't germinate in a cool greenhouse but use Aquadulce or another cold tolerant type. Seed is cheap so nothing much to lose!!!

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Re: WINTER LETTUCE QUESTION
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 01:34 »
I thought Aquadulce were broad beans? :unsure:
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Re: WINTER LETTUCE QUESTION
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 07:14 »
I thought Aquadulce were broad beans? :unsure:

 ;) Mine are  :)

Peas like a little more warmth to actually grow than winter lettuce do, so I have a tray of 'shoots' on the kitchen windowsill to make sure they grow fast enough to eat.

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Re: WINTER LETTUCE QUESTION
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2011, 17:37 »
OOps! Meant Meteor......I haven't sown my overwintering beans and peas yet and it must be playing on my mind! At this rate I'll be doing them in February!!!
I'm sure you could eat broad bean sprouts....... :D :D



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