Does anyone have tips on growing Marvel of 4 Seasons?
For some reason, my AG Marvel pods always germinate, but the lettuce plants fail to flourish. My current lettuce garden had 6" to 8" red leaf lettuce, arugula, and Marvel until yesterday, so I thought that I'd finally overcome the Marvel jinx. Then the Marvel simply collapsed and died.
The red leaf lettuce and arugula are still fine. The only thing I can think of, is that I might have damaged the Marvel stem when I harvested the arugula in the next-door pod. Is Marvel an unusually delicate plant?
I got a good sized one of those with the first AG heirloom salad pod kit. No trouble at all, but it was in with all lettuces. Can't imagine why it wouldn't work with a herb planting though. (Edit: I see it's in all lettuces, I saw arugula and thought herbs for some reason...) I have used these as late season outdoor lettuces, they do very well in very cold (even almost freezing) temps, so maybe they don't like heat so much? Of course the name says that they would. hmmm. It is a good variety, maybe try again...
Post by reverendgary on Mar 25, 2022 11:22:30 GMT -5
I'm using three different systems: Click & Grow Smart Garden, QYO, and iDOO. Oddly enough, I have a bucket full of AG pods, but no AG system.
I started the lettuce six-pack in the QYO system, and the black-seeded simpson and rouge d'hiver failed to sprout. The rest grew quickly, until I harvested the four that grew and made a salad. Shortly thereafter, I acquired an iDOO and transplanted all my lettuce to it. All the lettuce came back (plus two Romaine plants) but the Marvel came back the strongest. The only difference is the lights, and I don't know what is different about iDOO vs QYO. Both systems are using the two-part nutrients that came with the QYO.
I just ate all my Marvel in a salad and planted a new pod in its place, instead of cutting and letting it grow back.