Idiot question: How BIG is (leaf) lettuce when ready?
I'm googling, and it says: "Harvest in 55-60 days" or "when leaves are young and tender" or "cut when they are big enough to use."
Call me a moron, but I need a SIZE here.
We're not big salad eaters, and when we do eat it, it's iceberg...big, flat leaves wrapped tightly in a ball. We rarely buy a fancy mix, but even then, I don't pay attention to the size of the leaflets.
How BIG is it supposed to be when it's ready to clip? If someone were to ask me, I'd be telling them to wait til it's about 8" high and looked "big enough." (This from a gal who sees nothing wrong with a cucumber that is 3 or 4" in diameter and 12" long, or a summer squash that's 5 inches thick at its thickest point and weighs about 2 pounds. You slice it up, cook it, and eat it. What's the problem??!!!)
Help. Thanks. I'm not used to growing 'store-sized' veggies...everything in my garden always looks like it's the product of a mutant gene pool, and to me, that's "normal."