Lettuce Update Our Lettuce

By: Bulldog Scientist

Our Project

April 10, 2014 Notebook Check #1


Just recently we grew Lettuce for a project titled: Winterboro's Next Top Gardener DQ: How can we grow winning plants in a challenging garden environment?

For this project we will try to grow to types of Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson and Green Oak Leaf) facing many obstacles in our way. There will be weekly challenges and the winner of each challenge will receive a boost. The ending result will be an iMovie explaining why you should win a limo ride for lunch during school.


On March 31st the Black Seeded Simpson was at 0 cm along with the Oak Leaf

On April 2nd both lettuce heights were the same; 0 cm

On April 9th the Oak Leaf was exactly 2 cm and the Black Seeded Simpsons were around 1cm or below.

The Bulldog Scientist have a total of seven Black Seeded Simpsons and one Oak Leaf. We observed that the Black Seeded Simpsons are really green and they grew more than one unlike the Oak Leaves which was more red and green and only grew one stem.

Lettuce/Notebook Check #2 From The Bulldog Scientist

As you may or may not remember our project Winterboro's Next Top Gardener DQ: How can we grow winning plants in a challenging garden environment?
For this project we will try to grow to types of Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson and Green Oak Leaf) facing many obstacles in our way. There will be weekly challenges and the winner of each challenge will receive a boost. The ending result will be an iMovie explaining why you should win a limo ride for lunch during school. is of April 21st our lettuce has changed.

As of April 21st, The Black Seeded Simpson is 1cm and the Oak Leaves are 3cm or below. There are about thirty Black Seeded Simpsons and about 3 Oak Leaves. The plants are growing in with plenty of color. We hope that they grow more and faster than what they are. By the next two weeks we expect them to grow more because of the sun and rain.

Last week we had a challenge of our lettuce getting taken over by frost. If you EVER face that problem here is what you would do.

Step 1: Take tree sticks and place them parallel around your plants.

Step 2: Make sure they are in the ground good but high enough over your plants.

Step 3: Take a clear or white trash bag (these colors are recommended so your plant can still be able to get energy from the sun) and place it on top of the tree sticks, then you can take some spikes (very optional) to place in ground.

Step 4: Your protection should be done!

In conclusion, our plants are completely healthy and we hope you now know how to protect plants from frostbite.