Time to start some lettuce. I have seeds from 2017 up to 2020, so I sowed the older ones thicker. As you can see, I really like red lettuces! My flats are mushroom containers that I poked holes in for drainage filled with sterile seed starting mix. These flats will go onto a grow mat and will be covered with a plastic lid to keep moisture in until they germinate in 5-10 days. Then they will be planted outside in containers. I’ll have frost cloth available to protect them from really cold temperatures. They should be fine with overnight lows in the upper 20’s. Though they will likely survive colder temperatures their growth will slow and I want my plants to keep on growing.