Lettuce requires cool temperatures of 15-20oC. The iceberg varieties will not form heads in hotter conditions. It is a rapid growing crop with a life-cycle of 45-70 days from seeding/planting to harvest. Lettuce is a shallow-rooted crop, and a fine seedbed is needed to allow the roots to establish and grow. Lettuce grows best on light, well-drained fertile soils, with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Field lettuce needs to be sown on raised beds to aid water infiltration and retention, and allow adequate soil aeration and drainage. Lettuce is highly sensitive to salinity. Soils with an electrical conductivity of 2 or less are highly desirable. As shown in the following table, lettuce is a heavy potassium feeder, it requires triple the amount of K than N. Some types of lettuce do very well when grown in hydroponics systems. 

Agroleaf Power Calcium

Agroleaf Power Calcium prevents and corrects situations of calcium deficiencies. Instances like these are: excess evaporation and calcium sensitive crops such as lettuce, cabbage and fruits.

Read more

Agroleaf Power Magnesium

Agroleaf Power Magnesium contains NPK, MgO and SO3. It cures and prevents magnesium deficiencies found in soils like: acidic, light and sand. It also increases photosynthesis and chlorophyll creation. It is great to use for crop recovery, stress relief and cell stretching.

Read more