I'm new to gardening, so this may be an obvious one. My cos was doing beautifully and all the sudden in the past week, the leaves are degrading into sludge. I can't find any evidence of slugs or other insects. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
Lettuce plants growing nicely then recently at least four have 'flopped' and 'wilted' . When lifting off the leaves no roots attached just as though they have broken off at base. One plant looked perfectly healthy yesterday morning and by late afternoon it had 'flopped'. Slug bait all around, even egg shells as well. Have never had this problem before. Any suggestions as to what can be happening.
I am growing lettuce from seed in small pots inside. The seedlings have long stems with small leaves. When I transport them to a larger pot the stem continues to grow and the leaves do not get much bigger ? I have transplanted them outside and they die,
Having got a new greenhouse last year, for first time I tried to grow my own lettuce, I was very excited about it. They didn't gow very well! I was very disappointed. I think (a) mayybe I transplanted the seedlings too early, they were very tiny, or (b) maybe I overwatered them?
because my garden is brand new I wont be sowing any veg until the spring but I wanted to have lettuce variety over the winter. sowed couple of varieties of spinach and lettuce 2 weeks ago in flat boxes of seed compost and have them in a sunroom at around 19/20 degrees. seeds have germinated but seedlings dont seem to be growing much and very spindly and not upright (look like they are falling over!) but soil looks moist so cant be under watered. am I too impatient or how long should I expect seedlings to start thriving? do I have to thin them if Im growing them in the boxes for cut and come again? or can I just leave them and wait...?
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