Are you interested in seeing yields from an Aquaponics Lettuce Harvest? I took a quick video of what one harvest looks like in my grow beds. Watch and enjoy!
Hey everybody! Today I wanted to show you my lettuce bed. This is my Aquaponics lettuce. This is a bed that’s about 4 foot by 4 foot give or take a little. And it was planted with a butter leaf lettuce. It has been a couple days since I harvested and usually we wait about every three days or so. But it’s pretty long and definitely ready to be harvested. There’s some pretty big leaves back here if you look you can see, that one is almost as long as my hand is. You can harvest this type of lettuce anywhere down from these little leaves right here that are, I don’t know, maybe the size of a quarter or a little bit bigger or you can wait until they are really big. There was one point that I did not harvest my lettuce, it took me a couple days and I had a piece or two that was the size of my hand, like full broad leaf the size of my hand.
As you harvest this type of lettuce you need to be very careful because the roots are not very strong roots so if you are rough you could pull the whole plant out. If you do that it’s not the end of the world. You can try to put it back into your medium. Like I’ve got some lava rock down here so it’s easy to move out of the way and you can try and just put the lettuce back in and if it does grow, that’s great.But you do need to be careful.
I use a little pair of sewing scissors they are really sharp and small so I can get in and harvest the lettuce when it’s really close like this. I’m going to go ahead and harvest some lettuce and get back to you once I’m done.
So I’m back and you might be able to tell I’ve thinned out the lettuce quite a bit. Here is my harvest in this bowl. This is about, probably, more than one large salad for my family. I have 5 kids and me and my husband. The kids will probably only eat a couple of leaves each because they are not a huge fan of salad. But between my husband and I that’s at least one salad, at least one salad a huge salad. So that’s growth in about three days from my 4×4 lettuce bed. That’s really great returns for the lettuce. We’ve been able to harvest this lettuce, I think we are going on about 2 months now of at least twice a week harvests. So if you are looking at growing lettuce, leaf lettuce is a really good plant to grow in your garden. You get a lot of high yields and it grows really well in Aquaponics beds.
If you have any questions go ahead and comment below and I will try to answer them for you. Thanks for watching!
If you are interested in seeing the growth of the lettuce beds, check out Aquaponics Lettuce Growth is Amazing.