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Summer lettuce lessons from Southern growers

publication date: Jun 1, 2017
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Growing lettuce in the summer is a challenge almost anywhere. The heat stifles growth and kills germination rates. The sun scorches leaves and rapidly wilts the fresh harvest. Summer is just not lettuce’s season. But fresh, local lettuce is as in-demand in the summer months as any time of the year, maybe even more so.
So for advice on how to grow lettuce when the heat is high, I turned to the people growing where summertime is pretty much the norm: the South.

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