Radish and Lettuce planting

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Tommy54321

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Radish and Lettuce planting
« on: February 22, 2021, 09:38 »
Hello. I planted Radish and Lettuce in seed trays 2 weeks ago and they are growing well in the seed trays modules. My question is can I plant them out, or is it too soon, will any sort of frost kill them?? I worried that if i leave them too long in the module tray they will just fail. Thank you

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 11:17 »
Hi Tommy, depends on the breed of plant, the weather forecast and how much you need the space. If there's no pressure then as a general rule I'd personally keep them indoors for now.

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 15:58 »
Not sure how the temps are down there but up here it will be very risky to plant out, our last frost in the tropics of Lancashire (Gods own county) is May13th, I tend to hang on a while as they are both pretty quick growers and to be honest, we are still cooking food rather than eating it raw  :lol:

I would normally put a few lettuce in the greenhouse for an early crop and sow 2nd weekend of March and transplant mid march.
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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 17:26 »
I sowed some in modules just over a month ago along with some cabbage under LED lights. They are getting close to needing to be planted out, so as the weather is relatively mild at the moment I have moved them to an unseated greenhouse to harden off a bit. If the weather is ok in a couple of weeks then Iíll plant out the lettuce in a raised bed with a piece of glass over it for protection. It would take a pretty hard frost to kill lettuce once itís been hardened off. Do you have a cold frame or cloches?

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 20:39 »
i dont have a cold frame, they are currently sitting in a plastic sheeted small greenhouse. Im just worried they will get either too big for the module if i wait to long. Could i plant them out and put them under a plastic tunnel??

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 08:55 »
Our winters usually bottom out at temperatures of -5į C, and the radishes and lettuce thrive outdoors in the ground, unprotected.  When you think your temperatures will stay that warm, or better, you should be safe to plant.
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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 10:16 »
Round here I'd be more concerned with whether they can swim. It's still very wet underfoot.

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2021, 13:04 »
Hello if the radish and lettuce get too big in the planting modules start eating them especially the lettuce young leaves   jezza

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2021, 14:32 »
Hello if the radish and lettuce get too big in the planting modules start eating them especially the lettuce young leaves   jezza
I wouldnít put them out S Hants forecast is sleet in 2 weeks.

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Re: Radish and Lettuce planting
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:13 »
I'd query transplanting radish at all. They don't like a lot of root disturbance and you have to be very careful. If you must sow indoors, sow thinly in pots and then move the pot outside, lock, stock and barrel.

Far better to not sow things too early!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!



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