Introducing MEG’s One Dollar Lettuce Ridiculous Offer!
Try your first grow bag of lettuce today. Seriously….$1. That’s less than a head of lettuce from your local grocery store and definitely less than a local co-op.
5 Helpful Points:
- No refrigerator needed = no wasted produce!
- 1 plant in a 1/4 gallon grow bag
- Great for sandwiches and salads
- Multiple varieties of lettuce are available
- Fertilizer included
When can we start eating the lettuce?
MEG’s lettuce plants may be consumed immediately because we sell out lettuce grow bags when the plant is beginning its rapid growth phase. This means the plant will be growing in size rapidly after you receive it, and it will grow while you consume the plant.
There are a couple of ways to grow these plants:
Option 1: Harvest the whole plant after it’s fully grown (reaches about 10-12” high). This will finish the plant, and it will most likely not regrow if cut down to the base of the plant.
Option 2: pull off leaves as needed. We love this option the best because it requires no refrigerator! No wasted produce!
MEG’s Lettuce are loose leaf lettuce plants. Harvest leaves regularly to encourage more leafy growth. Once the plant produces flowers (also referred to as “bolting”), the plant is essentially done with its leafy green growth phase.
Basic care information for MEG’s $1 Lettuce Ridiculous Offer Plants
Thoroughly saturate the grow bag with water in the morning before the heat of the day arrives. Water your plant daily If daytime highs are consistently above 70F. If below 70F, check the grow bag frequently by using the finger method described on the bag tag.
Lettuce is frost tolerant and grows best when temperatures are between 50-70F. During the hotter months, the plant will appreciate some shade during the hottest time of day. East-facing exposure works best for this.
Check out MEG’s Edible Knowledge Base for more information on leafy green plants.