How To Harvest AeroGarden Lettuce
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How do you harvest AeroGarden romaine?
By trimming (and eating) these big leaves, you get more light and air to the smaller ones, which helps them to grow faster. This is a case where careful pruning can really increase your yields! Just take pruning shears, scissors, or your fingers, and trim as close the the base of the stem as you can.
How do I harvest my romaine lettuce?
Cut the romaine heads off just above the soil line and below the lower leaves, using a sharp, clean knife. Cutting the romaine allows the plant to possibly grow additional lettuce. If you aren't interested in growing a second crop, you can dig up the entire lettuce plant.
How do you harvest hydroponic lettuce?
How can you tell when lettuce is ready to pick?
You'll know when to harvest lettuce leaves when they grow to about 3 to 6 inches long, depending on the variety. Keep harvesting the leaves until the lettuce plant "bolts.” This means that plant has turned its energy to producing flowers and seeds and leaves usually become bitter-tasting with tough stems.
Can I regrow hydroponic lettuce?
Hydroponic lettuce can be regrown and harvested several times by using the “cut and come again” method to maximize your yield. Using this method, the leaves of one hydroponic lettuce plant can be trimmed every few days over a course of a few months before it needs to be replaced.