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Friday, May 13, 2011

Garden Seed Question About Lettuce

Lettuce ready to give seeds?
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that if you let a plant or two continue to grow past optimum harvest time, a shoot will stick out of the top and THAT'S where you get your next batch of seeds.

Is this true for lettuce? Here is a pic of my lettuce:

1 comment:

Anne said...

Yep.. it has bolted and is getting ready to set seeds. Keep an eye out as they are like dandelions and when ready they send off the white tuft w/ the seed attached. The head will open up when it is ready. Hold a container under the flower cluster, pinch the white fluff.. then roll it between your fingers to kinda twist the fluff to pop off the seeds into the container. (Seperating the fluff from the light seed otherwise is a HUGE pain.) It takes a few times to get the hang of it. Then let the seeds air dry inside for a week or so out of light and they should be set for storage.

Seed are dry enough to be stored when they snap when bent in 1/2. If they just bend there is too much moisture in them still.

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