Back to filling details on what I am growing. My second plug flat is filled with different types of lettuce - no surprise that we don't limit ourselves to just a few types. And when one of your best gardening buddies (my long time pal Jeff) is a lettuce seed saver, it provides many options!
Here are the lettuce varieties that I planted a week or so ago, and are now up and growing under lights in my garage. There are green leaf, red leaf, speckled leaf, romaine types, crisphead types, leaf types - it makes for quite the lovely salad!
Laitue Grosse Brune Paresseuse
Bioinda a Foglia Riccia di Taglio
Dark Lollo Rossa
Encore Lettuce Mix
Grand Rapids Concept
And in the same flat, a few non-lettuce greens
I will likely have mixes of different seedlings with me at the Market along with my usual peppers, tomatoes and eggplant this spring for purchase.
I start the lettuce densely using my typical technique - 20 or so seeds per cell. Lettuce is easy to transplant, and I move it to 4 inch pots, 6 to 9 plants to a pot, in which they reach a size that is suitable for setting into the garden. The earlier I get the lettuce into the garden, the better - it gets hot here quickly, and lettuce doesn't care for that at all!
Once the plants get a little bigger, I'll take some pics of the developing seedlings.