n Farmer’s Weekly - Planting and fertilising : vegetable production

Volume 2016, Issue 16009
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



When planting lettuce, it is very important to ensure that the soil is sufficiently moist to reduce transplant shock. I often come across farmers who plant the seedlings into hot, dry soil, saying that irrigation follows close behind the planting. The problem with this practice is that the fine hair roots on the outside of the seedling plug are damaged immediately; the irrigation will come too late for them.

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