I have been growing some lettuces (lettice? What's the plural of lettuce?) which I bought as seedlings. All came from the same punnet and were of a similar size when planted.
Five fitted into one large round and fairly shallow dish. The other got put into a large pot sort of as an afterthought with a rose bush!
|Five little lettuces planted in a pot.|
|Close up of one little lettuce. These have probably been out in the garden for about a month.|
|The loner in the rose pot.|
|Clearly a much larger lettuce after the same time of growing!|
Is it too much water? The single plant gets far less water as my sprinkling system doesn't reach it - it's pretty much neglected.
Is it the deeper dirt for roots?
|This one is in a much deeper pot than the others.|
|Significantly more shallow pot. And closer to the sprinkler system. Also gets a bit more sun, although still mostly shade in the afternoon.|
Is it likely to be pests? (I do admit I use snail pellets as I just can't get any other pest control to work, and we have no pets that could access these)
Is it a combination of all of these?!
I really want my lettuce plants to grow well as it is so nice to have an ongoing supply of salad greens. So any advice will be gladly taken!