Does lettuce actually flower?

by Allan
(Canada)


I always get confused when looking at nutrients which indicate "grow" and/or "bloom". When growing lettuce, do you actually worry about the bloom part of the nutrients? I am getting mixed recommendations and no one seems to be confident in what they are saying.

Not sure what the best set of nutrients would be best for the lettuce and what stages would you would apply the different levels of growth. Would Stella's mixing chart work fine for lettuce? Any variations when it comes to lettuce?

I am using an aeroponic system that I have created. Attached.
Thanks for your help!
Allan

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Answer from Stella/Simon:
Nice looking setup you have, Allen!
The bloom, or fruiting/flowering stage does not apply to lettuces or greens. They are grown for leaves, not fruit.

Stella's mixing chart would work fine for you, just use the first two stages only. Good luck, and send us a pic when full grown.

Hope this helps!

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Sep 04, 2012
Limo Hire
by: Lux Limo

Yeh i agree impressive setup - keep up the good posts - sharing!

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