KC Gardens

Leaf Lettuce and Temperature


Last weekend we took the opportunity to plant all of our leaf lettuce varieties in our community garden. Now, very cold weather is again in the forecast….rats! I know lettuce is an early Spring crop and should be planted early but how low of a temperature can they take and still be ok? Thanks! Chuck


  1. 1 year ago

    After doing some research, I found a helpful website with information about frost damage on lettuce: http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=9024 The lettuce will probably undergo a bit of initial damage, but will likely survive the light frost that’s predicted for the next few days. The rain should help protect the leaves, too.

  2. 1 year ago

    Thank You!

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