Growing Lettuce

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01 Apr 09 David (Australia - temperate climate)
Bill: Lettuce going straight to seed usually happens when it's too hot or dry (cabbage & silver beet tend too as well). As you water daily I am guessing that the lettuce are getting too much sun, have you tried shading them from afternoon sun? I have some lettuce growing in the shade of my tomato forest (planted a little close together this year). The lettuce get maybe 2 hours direct sun first thing, then shaded for the rest of the day, and they are doing really well.
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