Bigger than Lettuce Sprouts

Second semester is nearing its end. I needed to finish all my assignment and projects. And one of my projects involves growing lettuce on different kind of media. My first seed sprouting attempt was a failure so I took another shot and sown one 30 grams sachet seeds on two regular pots. It went well finally but the number seems too many. I already transplanted enough for two separate experiments but there are still too many left.

lettuce seedlingsLettuce plantlets are still small and they look too crowded. What more if I let them grow. There won’t be enough space for each. And the nutrients within the media are sure not enough.

What’s next? The right thing to do is to harvest 70 percent of plant and let the rest continue growing.  The sprouts I gathered by cutting with a sharp scissors are placed in a clean dipper with water and rinsed several times to remove dirt and soil particles.

harvested lettuce seedlings in dipper of waterIt looks like a larger version of commercial lettuce sprouts. It taste like a regular large lettuce without the more bitter stalks.

lettuce plantlets on bowl

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