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#1 User is offline   keff 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 09:28 AM

I tried growing leaf lettuce.

It must be one of the easiest vegetables to grow! The lower leaves are missing because I have been putting them in my sandwiches!

The plant on the right is about to flower.

http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab124/lim-share/Orchids/20141022_091349.jpg

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#2 User is offline   bridgehouse 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 09:47 AM

View Postkeff, on 22 October 2014 - 09:28 AM, said:

I tried growing leaf lettuce.

It must be one of the easiest vegetables to grow! The lower leaves are missing because I have been putting them in my sandwiches!

The plant on the right is about to flower.

http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab124/lim-share/Orchids/20141022_091349.jpg


Well done Keff. Can you share on how you grow them? Looks delicious ! Bridgehouse
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 09:48 AM

Nice ! I am growing this in my fish tank now, lol.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:01 AM

View Postbridgehouse, on 22 October 2014 - 09:47 AM, said:

Well done Keff. Can you share on how you grow them? Looks delicious ! Bridgehouse


Well I grow them in 100% compost I bought at FEF. I realised after a while that I must have used a low nutrient type of compost. When I started using my "special organic fertiliser" they really started to grow very fast. Just to let you know, my "special organic fertiliser" = my pee.

Its a good thing I am the only one eating the lettuce for now, cos the yuck factor will probably put some people off. But I imagine that if one uses the pee of one's own family it wouldn't seem so yucky? Especially if it is little kids' pee? It's an interesting psychological issue that would make an intriguing study.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:06 AM

View Poststhh, on 22 October 2014 - 09:48 AM, said:

Nice ! I am growing this in my fish tank now, lol.


Your lettuce are being fertilised by your Fishies' Special Fertiliser :hysterical:/>
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:42 AM

Is the lettuce bitter or normal tasting?

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:06 PM

View PostSalmanTropical, on 22 October 2014 - 11:42 AM, said:

Is the lettuce bitter or normal tasting?

Salman


The leaves are normal tasting, but the stems tend to be bitter.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:17 PM

View Postkeff, on 22 October 2014 - 10:01 AM, said:

Well I grow them in 100% compost I bought at FEF. I realised after a while that I must have used a low nutrient type of compost. When I started using my "special organic fertiliser" they really started to grow very fast. Just to let you know, my "special organic fertiliser" = my pee.

Its a good thing I am the only one eating the lettuce for now, cos the yuck factor will probably put some people off. But I imagine that if one uses the pee of one's own family it wouldn't seem so yucky? Especially if it is little kids' pee? It's an interesting psychological issue that would make an intriguing study.



LOL a bit hard to aim into the small spaces between the plants leh
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

Keff, where do you get your seeds from? Bridgehouse
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:38 PM

View Postbridgehouse, on 22 October 2014 - 12:50 PM, said:

Keff, where do you get your seeds from? Bridgehouse


I cant remember where i bought it. But it is Known You brand. I figured that i will get plants more suited to our climate if i used Taiwanese or Thai seeds. I think you can find it on ebay though
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Posted 21 November 2015 - 01:55 AM

Nice!

I'm also having success with my romaine lettuce, salad rocket and kale.
Not so much for my lollo lettuce though, those look a bit small and sickly.
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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:27 AM

View PostGreenleaf brownthumb, on 21 November 2015 - 01:55 AM, said:

Nice!

I'm also having success with my romaine lettuce, salad rocket and kale.
Not so much for my lollo lettuce though, those look a bit small and sickly.


Are you growing rocket (arugula) in Singapore? I read that if grown in hot climates it tends to taste very bitter. Is this your experience?
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

View Postkeff, on 21 November 2015 - 11:27 AM, said:

Are you growing rocket (arugula) in Singapore? I read that if grown in hot climates it tends to taste very bitter. Is this your experience?


Mine is salad rocket. I think it is slightly different? I am not sure man.
BUT the taste is similar. It is quite peppery and bitter but I like. Growing quite well.

The romaine lettuce and kale are just florishing. Especially the kale but wah the kale is bitter man
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 01:25 PM

View PostGreenleaf brownthumb, on 29 November 2015 - 03:42 PM, said:

Mine is salad rocket. I think it is slightly different? I am not sure man.
BUT the taste is similar. It is quite peppery and bitter but I like. Growing quite well.

The romaine lettuce and kale are just florishing. Especially the kale but wah the kale is bitter man


http://i65.tinypic.com/29xt25k.jpg

My Romaine Lettuce has flowered and I think fruited. Any idea when I can collect the seeds?
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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:06 PM

View PostGreenleaf brownthumb, on 14 January 2016 - 01:25 PM, said:

http://i65.tinypic.com/29xt25k.jpg

My Romaine Lettuce has flowered and I think fruited. Any idea when I can collect the seeds?


The seeds will be like dandelion seeds with a fluffy parachute. U can collect them when they come loose.
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Posted 16 January 2016 - 02:52 PM

Thanks keff. Shall wait till that happens then!
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Posted 08 March 2016 - 11:00 AM

I've grown my lettuce and after about the 5th harvest, I let the lettuce bolt, flower and seed.
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the seeds don't seem to sprout well. In fact none sprouted. It's like the seeds are sterile. Anyone has faced this problem before?
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