Mulch around lettuce


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Do you put mulch around lettuce or leave it bare? Would mulch make base of lettuce decay?
 
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W grow leaf lettuces, and don't mulch. Planting the leaf lettuces close together pretty well takes care of weeds, and also makes harvesting the outer leaves easier.
I have no idea about head lettuces--they don't do well for me :(.
 
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I mulch all. Mostly I grow Romaine from seedlings. It is mulched and is huge and always tender and comes all at once. Always perfect.

http://durgan.org/2015/June 2015/4 June 2015 Romaine Lettuce Juicing/HTML/4 June 2015 Romaine Lettuce Juicing
Seen mature heads of Romaine Lettuce was made into 9 liters of juice. Seven were pressure canned at 15 PSI for 15 minutes for long term storage.Annotated pictures depict the process.

 
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Now that I have had some basic practice at home pressure-canning, I'm considering trying a few small-batch juicings to see how they go.
If I was to juice a salad of lettuce, tomato, spinach, cucumber, celery, onion and radish, would those of you with more experience than I, recommend this mix? Add or subtract anything? What proportions?

Mulching, if done correctly, is a great idea.
 
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I pressure can anything that is available. Mix and match at random.. I do about 500 liter jars during the season. Nothing ever spoils.
 

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