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Old 03-17-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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Greetings

I bought and planted two lettuce types from Home Depot Jan 28th. These were not from seed, but small plants. One was Buttercrunch, which looks true to what it should be.... the other was labeled as "Head Lettuce (Iceberg Type)". The pictures I'm including in this thread is the lettuce that was labeled as head lettuce. One photo taken during day, one at night - same lettuce. Here we are almost two months since planting, the lettuce is filling out nicely, but it doesn't really look like head lettuce... it looks like a leafy variety. I've never planted head lettuce before. Can anyone give their assessment of what I have -- could it in fact be head lettuce but needs more time to form a head.

Appreciate it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Honestly, it kinda looks like one of those hybrid fancy varietys of head lettuce.

I tried growing head lettuce before with no luck; so I just grow leaf lettuce now. I like the taste better, and as an added bonus, I can just snip off a bit for the daily salad, and leave the plant growing, and it will grow back all through the season.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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I think you did not get iceberg. In any case, it does look like lettuce. Romaine, maybe?\\\

http://imgsrv.gardening.ktsa.com/ima...es/Lettuce.jpg
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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[quote=motifone;23451944]Greetings

I bought and planted two lettuce types from Home Depot Jan 28th. These were not from seed, but small plants. One was Buttercrunch, which looks true to what it should be.... the other was labeled as "Head Lettuce (Iceberg Type)". The pictures I'm including in this thread is the lettuce that was labeled as head lettuce. One photo taken during day, one at night - same lettuce. Here we are almost two months since planting, the lettuce is filling out nicely, but it doesn't really look like head lettuce... it looks like a leafy variety. I've never planted head lettuce before. Can anyone give their assessment of what I have -- could it in fact be head lettuce but needs more time to form a head.

Appreciate it.[/quote


It looks like a variety of mint to me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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They look to be head or iceberg varities, both lettuces are closely related in appearance. Doubt if it's Romaine.
lettuce photos - Google Search
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Looks like primrose plants before they flower
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:37 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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There are some types out there labelled as loose head or semi-heading, that may be what you have.
I've had them before and I'd advise pick leaves as you go along and skip letting it head up.
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