So my 2nd sprinkling of many lettuce seeds did nothing either. I happened on Johnny’s site for this seed (don’t know why, I didn’t even order it from there) and they said the seeds can enter thermal dormancy in hot weather. So, while it is a lettuce that can withstand growing in the heat, apparently it can’t germinate in the heat. Ironic.
Oddly, none of the other vendors included that information on their site.
So I guess I can plant something else there for now, but it will be very amusing to suddenly find a ton of lettuce coming up at some point amongst whatever I decide to grow now.
What would grow quickly, and smallish to get along nicely with the radishes??
This evening I planted another row of radishes in place of the lettuces that are dormant. I tasted a tender radish green and it had very delicate flavor. I liked it very much.
In another EB I also planted Brunswick and Napa cabbages. No idea if it’ll be ok. Some you’re not supposed to direct sow. But I’m tired of wasting time with my hand wringing and indecision, lol. So I jumped in.
I will say that some critter is plucking my little pea seedlings out, just like you mentioned has happened to you. Funny thing is, they’re only plucking from one side of the EB, lengthwise. The other side is fine with plenty of seedlings. Not so clever critters this time, lol. I’ll have to remember to take a picture for you. It’s the quirkiest thing!
If the EB is on the ground, its probably rabbits if you have them in the area. They munch anything they can reach.
Earwigs are also a problem here. They come out at night and eat. I planted a whole rectangular box of marigold seedlings started indoors and the next morning they were all eaten off only the stems were sticking out of the soil. I almost went ballistic.
My staggered radish plants. The smaller ones are where I had planted a lot of lettuce seeds that didn’t come up so I added radish seeds. By now, though, I do see 2 teeny seedlings that I think might turn out to be lettuce.