lettuce never forms heads

, Butter crunch , and other types of head lettuce Ive tried seem to grow ok and taste ok, but why wont the form heads? I always clip the outside leaves to enjoy, should I leave them? Been doing this for about three years, and would love to get them to grow into normal heads. Thanks.

Comments for lettuce never forms heads

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 18, 2019

by: Stella

Hi there,

Just so you know, buttercrunch lettuce will never form a tight "head" like you see with iceberg lettuce. Although technically, they do form heads, these are small and loosely formed. I am not sure if this describes what you are seeing.

I have always harvested buttercrunch leaves from the outside; cutting them off with shears as they grow to 2-3". They are delicious, velvety with a "buttery" taste. Although the leaves are delicate, they are still strong enough to roll into lettuce wraps.

You can continue to harvest the outer leaves as you have been, or you can wait until the entire plant is fully grown and harvest the whole thing for your salad bowl.

Hope this helps!
Simon

Aug 22, 2019
lettuce
by: david B

this is the greatest thing about hydro lettuces for home use. i pick the leaves i will eat each day and the plant grows for months before i have to swap them out

Aug 30, 2019
Lettuce heads never forms
by: Anonymous

Thanks. Ive grown a bunch of a brand called Early Prize Head, and it is tasty just no heads. What am I doing wrong?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Hydroponics Forum.

SEARCH BOX


DISCLOSURE

This website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
What are affiliate links?


[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!


 PROUD OF OUR
 PRODUCTS



All IN ONE GIANT EBOOK

NEW! BUBBLE JOY!

Medical Herb Garden

  Beginner's Kit

  Simply Awesome!

Cheap Hydro Supplies!


   Best Combo Lamp Buy

All Systems DIY ebook

      Grow Box Plans

    Complete Hydro Kits



  Solexx Greenhouses
Authorized Dealer

Bundled Essentials
Package Kits
-
  Best Buy on the 'net


SBI!


 PROUD OF OUR
 PRODUCTS


Cheap Hydro Supplies!


   Best Combo Lamp Buy

All Systems DIY ebook

      Grow Box Plans

All IN ONE GIANT EBOOK

    Complete Hydro Kits




SBI!